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Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 12 December 2018

Dwayne Bravo replaces Kumar Sangakkara in upcoming T10 Cricket League

West Indies all-rounder hired by Maratha Arabians in place of retired Sri Lanka star who pulled out for personal reasons

West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo is involved in many Twenty20 leagues around the world. AFP
West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo is involved in many Twenty20 leagues around the world. AFP

Dwayne Bravo will play in the first T10 Cricket League in Sharjah next week.

The West Indian all-rounder has been recruited by Maratha Arabians as a replacement for Kumar Sangakkara.

The franchise said Sangakkara had pulled out of the competition, which takes place from December 14 to 17, because of personal reasons.

The six-team tournament is the first to be played in a new, 10-over format, with matches scheduled to be completed within 90 minutes.

“It is a disappointment Kumar will not be with us during the tournament,” Virender Sehwag, the Arabians captain, said.

“He is an invaluable asset for any side. We are equally fortunate to have a top-class all-rounder like Dwayne Bravo replace Kumar.”

Wasim Akram, the franchise’s mentor, said: “We are fortunate that we are able to replace an outstanding cricketer like Kumar with someone like Dwayne Bravo.

“Dwayne is one of the genuine all-rounders in limited-overs cricket who has really made a mark for himself.

"I am sure Dwayne will add a lot of value to the side. We welcome him into the franchise with a lot of excitement.”

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