Bangladesh ace-all rounder Shakib al Hasan is set to feature for Galle Gladiators in the upcoming Lanka Premier League (LPL).
The southpaw was enlisted to Galle’s unit as a direct signing by the franchise, it was confirmed to Cricfrenzy on Tuesday by a reliable source.
However, the Tiger all-rounder will be only available for the first phase of the tournament as they are set to play a multi-format series against Afghanistan in June.
Earlier, it was learned that Shakib, opener Litton Das and Afif Hossain and Mushfiqur Rahim were named in the draft scheduled on 04 June.
The fourth edition of LPL is set to get underway on 30 July and will be played until 20 August in two venues Colombo and Kandy.
LPL will feature five teams Galle Gladiators, Dambulla Aura, Lyca Jaffna Kings, Colombo Strikers and Kandy Falcons – with each team including six international players.