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LPL 2020: Colombo Kings head coach Herschelle Gibbs resigns from his post

December 13, 2020

Written By,

Ankit Seth

Colombo Kings head coach Herschelle Gibbs has left his post in front of the side's semi-final match. Angelo Mathews affirmed this shocking news on Saturday. Angelo Mathews said the owners informed the players about the mentor's choice after he had left for South Africa because of personal reasons.

The takeoff of Herschelle Gibbs will be a tremendous blow for the Colombo-based franchise. Under his direction, the Kings had finished on the top of the LPL 2020 points table with six wins in eight games. The club will presently need to push ahead without Herschelle Gibbs during the knockout stage.

The South African legend cleared the air by illuminating fans regarding the explanation behind his takeoff. After repeated questions were asked by the fans, Gibbs revealed that he left Colombo Kings because his mom tested COVID-19 positive.

Herschelle Gibbs likewise added that his sibling was admitted to the clinic in the wake of getting the infection, while his sister is in the recuperation stage. Gibbs tweeted that his mother is in the emergency clinic because of the Coronavirus. He also added that his brother is additionally in the emergency clinic because of Coronavirus. His sister recuperating from Coronavirus and will recover very soon. Herschelle Gibbs has now returned home to be with his family.

Colombo Kings face Galle Gladiators in the semi-final

Colombo Kings will face the Galle Gladiators in the first semi-final of the debut release of the Lanka Premier League. The Kings sit on the table with 12 points after the finish of the league stage. The Gladiators finished fourth with only four points.

The latter made it to the playoffs because of a little distinction in the run rate edge when contrasted with that of Kandy Tuskers. Dambulla Viiking and Jaffna Stallions will play each other in the other LPL 2020 semi-final on December 14. The culmination clash is planned for December 16 at the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium in Hambantota. It will be interesting to see how Colombo Kings perform in the semi-final after the departure of their head coach.

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Written By,

Ankit Seth