Colombo [Sri Lanka], November 19 (ANI): Death-over specialist Lasith Malinga has pulled out of the Lanka Premier League (LPL). The pacer, who is famous for his lethal yorkers, has pulled out a week from the tournament’s start date, citing inadequate preparation time.
The right-arm pacer was one of Galle Gladiators’ marquee players and was expected to captain the side.
“Since the West Indies series early this year, I haven’t had any cricket, and there hasn’t been any training for me at all. When the draft happened last month, I thought there would be about three weeks of training before the LPL, but there has been nothing,” ESPNcricinfo quoted Malinga as saying.
“They are only having us come to Hambantota this week, and even there they are asking us to do three days of quarantine. It’s not easy for a bowler to play at a high level without training. At the LPL they also have matches on back-to-back days. So I decided not to play the tournament,” the Sri Lankan pacer added.