Gayle to turn up in second half of BPL
In a massive boost to Bangladesh Premier League franchise Chattogram Challengers, Chris Gayle has given a green signal to participate in the upcoming tournament. Chattogram Challengers franchise had announced that West Indies cricketer Chris Gayle will feature for the second half of the upcoming BPL tournament (BPL).
Chattogram’s managing director KM Rifatuzzaman understands what Gayle is going through right now. The Universe Boss is suffering from hamstring niggle and hence it is not safe for him to play any game for the time being until he recovers from it.
He will need to spend some time off the field in order to be completely fit so that he can go all guns blazing in the BPL. Gayle has made it very clear that he will not spice it up the league for the entire period as he will be available in the second half of the tournament.
“Chris Gayle has a hamstring niggle,” ESPNcricinfo quoted Chattogram’s managing director KM Rifatuzzaman, as saying.
“He will need a bit of time to be completely fit. He was always going to play in the BPL and even though we will not have him for the entire campaign, he will be available in the latter part,” he added.
The ferocious batsman is expected to play in the tournament after January 4 in the 3 league phase games. Interestingly, Chris Gayle has featured in each season of the BPL and has hit most centuries in the tournament’s history, including a flamboyant 146 against Dhaka Dynamites in 2017 final.
Gayle was last seen playing an international match in August against India. He unleashed his true potential as he scored 72 runs off 42 balls at a strike rate of 175.60.