Former Zimbabwe captain Brendan Taylor, who was initially discarded by Dambulla Vikings, will replace Chris Gayle in the Kandy Tuskers camp.
The Kandy Tuskers had a severe blow when the ‘Universal Boss’ – Chris Gayle – pulled out of the tournament earlier this week.
They have named the 34-year old wicketkeeper-batsman Brendan Taylor as the replacement for the Windies batsman.
Taylor will join Irfan Pathan, Sohail Tanvir, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Naveen Ul-Haq and Munaf Patel in the overseas group of the franchise.
However,the participation of Sohail Tanvir is currently uncertain as he was tested positive for COVID-19 upon his arrival in Sri Lanka.
Lanka Premier League is set to kick off on the 26th of November.