The Indian Premier League (IPL) is set to witness participation of a player from the United States for the first time with Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) roping in fast bowler Ali Khan for the 2020 edition of the league.The two-time winners will pick the 29-year-old fast bowler — pending IPL approval — as a replacement for the English seamer Harry Gurney, according to an ESPNcricinfo.com report.Gurney is scheduled to have surgery related to a shoulder injury, and has pulled out of both the IPL and England’s Vitality Blast last month. Khan’s signing will make him the first USA player to feature in the IPL.Close Khan was part of the Trinbago Knight Riders’ squad which remained unbeaten on the way to their Caribbean Premier League (CPL) title win on September 10. He picked up eight wickets from as many matches with an economy rate of 7.43. He was on KKR’s radar last season as well but no deal could be worked out. related news Ronald Koeman drops Luis Suárez, Arturo Vidal for Barcelona friendly #IPLAnthemCopied trends on Twitter as rapper alleges IPL 2020 ‘anthem’ is plagiarised Highest Grand Slam women singles titles | Check out the top 10 tennis players The pacer burst… Read full this story
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