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
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.
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.