Initially, Omar had announced Sarfaraz Ahmed as captain of Galle Gladiators but he had to alter his decision after the wicket-keeper batsman was named in the Pakistan squad for the tour of New Zealand.
Sri Lanka Cricket's Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) in collaboration with the ICC is administering the initiatives at the LPL
'Why not': Former Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi hints at trying his hand at cricket administration in future
Afridi said he would like to take Pakistan cricket to the top and is ready to don the administrator's hat for that to happen, but not immediately.
Gayle and Plunkett's withdrawals were confirmed by their franchise Kandy Tuskers, Malinga pulled out citing "inadequate preparation time", said a report
Lasith Malinga has also expressed a desire to pull out from LPL, according to media reports.
The start of the 23-match league, which will feature Chris Gayle, Faf du Plessis, Shahid Afridi and Carlos Brathwaite, was put back six days to 27 November, the cricket board said.
Indian wicket-keeper batsman Manvinder Bisla, who played 35 IPL matches, also withdrew from the tournament, scheduled to be held from 21 November to 13 December.
The tournament will be played between 21 November and 13 December at two venues — Pallekele and Hambantota. A total of 23 matches will be played in all.
Sri Lanka's insistence on two weeks' quarantine for any visitor to the country forced the Bangladesh national team to call off its three-Test tour of the island due to start next month.
Former Pakistan captains Shahid Afridi, Sarfaraz Ahmed to play for Galle Gladiators in Lanka Premier League
The announcement of the inclusion of Afridi and Sarfaraz in the franchise was made by Nadeem Omar, who owns Quetta Gladiators, during a reception held in Karachi on Wednesday to unveil the Galle Gladiators outfit.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Inaugural edition of Lanka Premier League postponed due to unavailability of players
The T20 League was scheduled to start on 28 August, subject to approval from the government and Ministry of health but the 14-day compulsory quarantine period turned out to be an issue with regards to foreign players.
Liam Plunkett, Tim Southee among 93 international cricketers listed for inaugural Lankan Premier League
The inaugural edition of the Lankan Premier League will take place between 28 August and 20 September, with the Dubai-based Innovative Production Group being awarded "total rights" of the LPL for five years.
Pathan, who announced his retirement in January this year, said he is not available at the moment
Sri Lanka Cricket considering hosting five-team T20 league in August aside from Asia Cup, bilateral plans
Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) is considering hosting a T20 tournament, Lankan Premier League, in August, despite uncertainty looking over the home series against India and Bangladesh due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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