Kohler-Cadmore released by Jaffna Kings after complaining of discomfort
Afif Hossain has replaced the batter, who has missed his team's last five LPL games after feeling dizzy following a diving catch during their season opener
Tom Kohler-Cadmore, the English batter, has withdrawn from the Jaffna Kings line-up at the Lanka Premier League after reportedly feeling discomfort, believed to have stemmed from a concussion he had suffered earlier this year. Bangladesh batter Afif Hossain has been drafted in as his replacement.
Kohler-Cadmore played in Kings' first game of the tournament, but following a diving catch during the game, he had reported some dizziness. While he had subsequently felt okay, he has missed the Kings' five subsequent games. Kohler-Cadmore had since indicated to the team management that he wanted to return home to England to undergo tests, after which the decision to release him was taken.
He had originally suffered the concussion during the PSL at the start of the year when he was struck in the head while batting in the nets while with Peshawar Zalmi.
"It's nothing critical but the decision was taken as a precautionary measure," Saranga Wijeratne, the Kings team manager, confirmed.
His replacement, Afif, is available to take part immediately, starting with the game against Galle Gladiators on Sunday.
Afif made his T20I debut in 2018 against Sri Lanka and has since scored 1003 runs in 55 innings in the format at a strike rate of 120.55. He is also handy with the ball, capable of chipping in with part-time offbreaks, though he is not often used with the ball by Bangladesh. He also has the unique distinction of being the youngest T20 debutant to pick up a five-wicket haul, at just 17 years and 72 days, when he took 5 for 21 for Rajshahi Kings against Chittagong Vikings in the BPL in December 2016.
Kings are currently second on the LPL table with four wins from six games.