Gayle to miss CPL 2020
Caribbean star cricketer Chris Gayle is called the peddler of T20 cricket. He plays franchise T20 leagues around almost all the countries of the world. In the shortest version of cricket, he has scored 13,296 runs and 22 centuries. There is no other cricketer in the world around him.
Understandably, the Caribbean monster is considered the best player in T20 cricket history. But Gayle will not play in his country’s franchise tournament Caribbean Premier League (CPL) this year. This year’s CPL is scheduled to be held in Trinidad from August 18 to September 10, subject to the permission of the local government.
Whether that is the case or not, Gayle has withdrawn his name from the tournament. The players’ draft for this year’s CPL is scheduled for Wednesday (June 24). Earlier in the day, Gayle had announced that he would not be playing in the CPL.
It is forbidden to go out because of coronavirus. So Gayle could not physically submit his name withdrawal letter. Instead, he announced the decision via email to his new team, St. Lucia Zouks. It is learned that Gayle withdrew his name citing personal reasons.
Gayle was released last April by his home team Jamaica Tallawahs. Given the opportunity, St. Lucia added the batsman to the squad. Which made it possible for Gayle to play in a third team after Jamaica and St Kitts & Nevis Patriots.