Lasith Malinga and Chris Gayle pull out of LPL | Daily News

Lasith Malinga and Chris Gayle pull out of LPL

Sri Lanka T20 captain 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. He 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.

Meanwhile, Chris Gayle has also told the Kandy Tuskers franchise that he will not be traveling to Sri Lanka on account of an injury.

The first match of the LPL is scheduled to be played on November 26. The tournament is set to be played at the Sooriyawewa stadium in its entirety, and is set to run until December 16.