Former India all-rounder Irfan Pathan on Monday said he hasn’t confirmed his availability in any franchise-based T20 league at this stage, refuting reports that he could participate in the inaugural Lanka Premier League (LPL) starting August 28. A report in ESPNcricinfo had stated that “Pathan is among 70 foreign players to have shown interest in playing the Lanka Premier League (LPL)” and his name will be “put in a player draft unless one of the five franchises choose him to be a marquee player.” Also Read - IPL 2020 News: MS Dhoni on Ambati Rayudu's Return, Slams CSK Batsmen And Bowlers For Inconsistent Performances vs Delhi Capitals

However, the 35-year-old Pathan, who announced his retirement in January this year, said he is not available at the moment. “I wish to play T20 Leagues around the world in future, but at this stage I haven’t confirmed my availability in any Leagues,” Pathan wrote on his twitter handle. Also Read - CSK vs DC IPL 2020 Match Report: Prithvi Shaw, Kagiso Rabada Shine as Delhi Capitals Inflict 44-run Defeat on Chennai Super Kings


Pathan has played for Chennai Super Kings, Delhi Daredevils, Kings XI Punjab, Rising Pune Supergiants and Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League.

The Baroda-born allrounder has played 29 Tests and 120 ODIS and 24 T20Is for India, taking over 300 wickets. He has also scored more than 2500 runs, including a hundred and six fifties in Test cricket.

The 23-match LPL will be played on the four international venues of R Premadasa International Cricket Stadium, Rangiri Dambulla International Cricket Stadium, Pallekele International Cricket Stadium and Suriyawewa Mahinda Rajapakse International Cricket Stadium.

Five teams named after the cities of Colombo, Kandy, Galle, Dambulla and Jaffna will participate in the League.