Shahid Afridi. File photoCOLOMBO: Boom growth Shahid Afridi on Saturday was appointed because the captain of Galle Gladiators changing Sarfaraz Ahmed in Lanka Premier League within the 2020 version, in line with a press assertion.In the assertion, Gladiators introduced that the previous Pakistani skipper might be main the aspect within the first version of the league which might be performed from November 26 to December 16 in Hambantota, Sri Lanka.The T20 star might be assisted by native participant Bhanuka Rajapaksa because the Vice-Captain within the event.Afridi changed Sarfraz Ahmed who was supposed to steer the aspect initially. The wicket-keeper batsman withdrew from the event to fulfil his nationwide responsibility in sequence towards New Zealand.Nadeem Omar, Galle Gladiators’ proprietor, was pleased with the staff’s determination of appointing the 40-year-old as the brand new captain. “Afridi is a global superstar and a great leader thus he is the perfect choice to lead Galle Gladiators in LPL,” he mentioned. “I believe Afridi’s experience will be great for all our foreign players and local Sri Lankan guys. I trust that he will be able to help us fight for the title and win it,” Omar added.Gladiators have changed Sarfaraz Ahmad with younger Pakistan batsman Ahsan Ali whereas West Indian batsman Chadwick Walton has are available in as a substitute of South African Colin Ingram, who went to play Big Bash.The staff will play their first match on November 27 towards Jaffna Stallions.