Abu Dhabi: (Monitoring Desk) For the first time, an American player will also participate in the IPL. Kolkata Knight Riders have hired fast bowler Ali Khan for the 13th edition. The 29-year-old pacer has been named as a replacement for English seamer Harry Garni, who will miss the event due to shoulder surgery.
Ali Khan is also part of Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan’s team Turnbago Knight Riders in the Caribbean Premier League, which recently clinched the title. It may be recalled that the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) under the auspices of the Indian Cricket Board was held in the United Arab Emirates.
Starting from September 19 in the UAE, all the matches including the final of the Indian Premier League will be played at 3 venues in the UAE, Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi. The final match of the league will be played on November 10 and 53 matches including the final in the league will be played.
According to the tournament administration, the event was scheduled in India from March 29 this year but was postponed till April 15 due to the global epidemic Corona virus.