As per reports the former Indian team player, Lakshmipathy Balaji will not be playing in the official squad of the Albert TUTI Patriot team in the Tamil Nadu Premier League 2017 season. He has decided to support the team as a mentor but not be a part of playing squad.
In the first season, Balaji marked his presence as a key player of the Albert TUTI Patriot team. Also, he was one of the reason for the team to remain victorious in the previous season. But this time the things will not be the same and the fast bowler will be missing the season.
Team’s coach Monty Desai said “Balaji wants to represent the team in a different way and he wants to take up a different role. He approached the team officials in a very different way and want to support the team but I think he will not be a part of the playing Squad”.
The team will not only miss Balaji but also other good players like Dinesh Karthik and Abhinav Mukund as they are in Sri Lanka for their upcoming series. But on this topic, the team captain Anand Subramanian told that the team has enough talent to will the gaps.
The coach said they will be making an announcement for replacing this player soon. It is going to be difficult for the team to replace such talents but they will surely find best alternatives. Albert TUTI Patriot are the defending champions who won the last season of the Tamil Nadu Premier League.
The tournament is going to start from 22nd July and the matches will be airing live from 7:15 PM onwards at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai. Live Score and telecast details will be available on this website so stay tuned for further updates.
The defending champions Albert TUTI Patriots will be playing the first match of the tournament against Dindigul Dragons.