Pakistan captain, Babar Azam, has exhibited his unwavering dedication to his principles and values by refusing to display the logo of a surrogate betting company on his Colombo Strikers jersey during the upcoming season of the Lanka Premier League (LPL).
In various T20 leagues, several betting companies adopt minor alterations to their names and become sponsors. However, Babar Azam has taken a firm stand and declined to have their logo featured on his shirt. Reports indicate that he has even incorporated this condition into his contract with the Colombo Strikers, and the franchise has chosen to honor his wishes.
Babar is all set to lead the Colombo Strikers in LPL, scheduled to be held from July 30 to August 22.
Pakistan is scheduled to tour Sri Lanka for a two-match Test series before the LPL, which is part of the World Test Championship for next cycle.
The Men in Green are also expected to play a three-match ODI series against Afghanistan in second week of August. Hence, the Pakistan captain is likely to be available partially for LPL.
Having recently returned to Pakistan after performing the Hajj pilgrimage, Babar Azam will be participating in the training camp in Karachi to prepare for the aforementioned Sri Lanka tour.