Former India pacer Munaf Patel joins Kandy Tuskers

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New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Former India fast bowler Munaf Patel has signed a contract to play for Kandy Tuskers in the Lanka Premier League (LPL) that begins on November 26.

The right-arm bowler, who was part of India’s 2011 World Cup-winning team will play alongside former India teammate Irfan Pathan in the tournament that runs till December 16.

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“Former India fast bowler Munaf Patel has signed a contract to @KandyTuskers,” the LPL tweeted on Tuesday.

Patel has played 13 Test matches, 70 One-day Internationals and three T20 Internationals. He has also played 63 Indian Premier League games for Rajasthan Royals, Mumbai Indians and Gujarat Lions, picking 74 wickets.

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Other than Patel and Pathan, Manpreet Gony is the third Indian who will play in the league although he will represent Colombo Kings.

A total of five teams — Colombo, Kandy, Galle, Dambulla and Jaffna — will play 23 matches in 21 days.

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–IANS

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