Irfan Pathan has announced his return to cricket. Pathan will become the third Indian player to participate in the foreign league.
Irfan Pathan, former team India's fast bowler, is all set to return to cricket. Irfan Pathan will be seen playing in the Lanka Premier League this month. Irfan Pathan will be seen playing for the Candy Tuskers franchise in the Lanka Premier League. With this, Irfan Pathan will become the third Indian player to play in the foreign league. Yuvraj is the first player to play in India's foreign league.
Kandy's team also includes West Indies legend Chris Gayle, local players Kusal Perera, Sri Lankan T20 specialists Kusal Mendis and Nuwan Pradeep and England fast bowler Liam Plunkett. Former Sri Lankan captain Hassan Tillakaratne is also included in Kandy's coaching staff.
Irfan, who retired from all forms of cricket earlier this year, has played 29 Tests, 120 ODIs and 24 T20 Internationals for India. Irrfan said, "I am excited to be a part of the candy franchise in LPL. There are some great players in our team and I am ready to play in the league.
Will become the third player to play in foreign league
Before Irfan Pathan, only two Indian players have taken part in the foreign league. Yuvraj Singh became an Indian player playing in foreign leagues after retiring. Praveen Tambe also took part in the Caribbean Premier League this year.
Explain that due to BCCI rules, Indian players are not allowed to play in foreign leagues. The BCCI, however, changed the rules in Yuvraj's case and allowed him to play in foreign leagues. But Praveen Tambe was banned in the IPL this year due to playing in the CPL.