Chamari Athapaththu finally gets a contract with WPL and replaces Lauren Bell in UP Warriorz

Chamari Athapaththu, Lauren Bell

In a recent development, Women’s Premier League team UP Warrioz, who finished third in the league standings during the inaugural edition last year, announced the arrival of Sri Lanka captain Chamari Athapaththu into the team after her English-born pacemaker, Lauren Bell, to retire. of the second edition of WPL, which is scheduled to start on February 23 onwards.

Chamari Athapaththu is among the world’s most dangerous batting prospects in women’s cricket and surprisingly went unsold during the WPL auction held last November. But with the recent setback for UP Warriorz coming in the form of Lauren Bell’s absence, they signed the Sri Lankan captain for INR 30 Lakh.

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