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I haven�t confirmed my availability in any leagues: Irfan

By The Assam Tribune

NEW DELHI, Aug 3: 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.�

However, 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.

The 35-year-old has played for Chennai Super Kings, Delhi Daredevils, Kings XI Punjab, Rising Pune Supergiants and Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League.

The Baroda all-rounder 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 Tests. � PTI

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