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Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 22 September 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. Dibyangshu Sarkar / AFP
West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo is involved in many Twenty20 leagues around the world. Dibyangshu Sarkar / 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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