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Russell, du Plessis & Miller among 5 foreign players to pull out of LPL 2020

Sayantan Bhattacharjee ∙ 27 Oct 2020

Russell, du Plessis & Miller among 5 foreign players to pull out of LPL 2020

A string of withdrawals has put a dent on the much anticipated Lanka Premier League. Andre Russell, David Miller, Faf du Plessis are among the five foreigners who have pulled out from the LPL a week ahead of the start of the tournament. South Africa plays England in the same window hence the likes of Dawid Malan, Miller and du Plessis would commit to their respective national duties. Russell has pulled out due to an injury. India’s Manvinder Bisla, who was instrumental in KKR’s victorious IPL campaign in 2012, has made an exit as well. The league will start on November 21, with the final slated on December 13. "The franchises that had these players will have to negotiate with other players to take their place," LPL director Ravin Wickramaratne told ESPNcricinfo. Russell, Miller, du Plessis and Malan had all been selected as marquee players, which means the franchises are not bound by the constraints of the draft payment structure when they seek new players. Russell has suffered from a knee injury and he hasn’t been part of the playing eleven for KKR since the match against Sunrisers Hyderabad on October 18. However, the Jamaican all-rounder hasn’t pulled out of the IPL. The Sri Lanka Cricket Board is optimistic of going ahead with the tournament even though certain players have expressed their dissatisfaction regarding the country’s health minister’s statement of mandatory 14-day quarantine for the players on arrival.