Space-CSS Aleppey Ripples team members with officials.

Sri Lankan international Dilhara Lokuhettige will play for Space-CSS Aleppey Ripples in the season two of KPL Dubai, a Twenty20 cricket tournament being played under the auspices of Dubai Cricket Council.

Lokuhettige, known as a T20 specialist, was named the best batsman while playing for Trotters Wayanad Highlanders last season.

The all-rounder, who played eight one-day internationals and two T20s for Sri Lanka, helped Wayanad reach the final last time.

Alleppy have introduced their team members to the media at a function held at the Tharavadu Restaurant in Princess Hotel here.

The team, who lost in the semi-finals last season, have included a lot of Indian and Pakistan nationalities this time. Alleppy is co-sponsored by Space International Group and CSS Group this year.

Ajit, regional director, Space said: “I am honoured to be partnered with Space-CSS Alleppey Ripples for season 2 of the Kerala Premier League and am excited about the upcoming season. The teams looks stronger in season 2 and I am sure they will be extremely competitive in all of their matches.” CSS chairman TS Kaladharan said: “We are enthusiastic for season 2 of KPL Dubai and we are privileged to have such wonderful sponsors and support not only from the corporate industries but from our fan base as well. ”

Team

Mohammed Rowmahs (captain), Dilhara Lokuhettige, Mohammed Aneesh, Hareesh M Haridas, Fayyaz Ahmed, Osman Mustaq, Javed Ismail, Chirag Suri, Zuhaib Akther, Irfan Sajid, Mohammed Shanil, Baber Malik, Parveez Nazir, Kamran, Shehzad Khalid, Syed Mubasher, Irfan Akram, Krishna Kala, Sajjid Ali, Nigil N, Shajil Balan, Fida Asghar (coach), Radhakrishnan (manager)

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