Shahid Afridi captain of Galle Gladiators for LPL 2020.

COLOMBO -- Former Pakistani skipper Shahid Afridi has replaced Sarfaraz Ahmed as the captain of Galle Gladiators in the Lanka Premier League, according to a statement released Saturday. In the statement, the Gladiators announced that the former Pakistani skipper will be leading the side in the first edition of the league, which will be played from November 26 to December 16 in Hambantota, Sri Lanka. The T20 star will be assisted by local player Bhanuka Rajapaksa as the vice-captain in the tournament. Afridi replaced Sarfraz Ahmed who was supposed to lead the side initially. The wicket-keeper batsman withdrew from the tournament to fulfil his national duty in the series against New Zealand. Nadeem Omar, Galle Gladiators' owner, was happy with the team's decision of appointing the 40-year-old as the


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