Chris Gayle
Chris Gayle. (Photo: Twitter)

Last Update on: September 4th, 2022 at 06:35 pm

Adani Sportsline-owned Gujarat Giants have signed the boss of T20 Cricket, Chris Gayle on Saturday ahead of the second season of Legends League Cricket. The Caribbean swashbuckling batsman will dawn the Giants outfit alongside India veteran Virender Sehwag as Legends League Cricket kicks off from September 16 at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata.

As per the draft rules, franchises have three days to finalise their respective squad including any additional choice of Cricket Legend with their available franchise purse. Giants had already spent INR 5,51,80,000 to buy 15 stalwarts on Friday, during the virtual draft and were left with INR 2,48,20,000 to finalise their squad.

Chris Gayle
Chris Gayle. (Photo: Twitter)

Gujarat Giants has a remaining purse of 8cr

“After Friday’s draft, Gujarat Giants had clearly expressed their desire to buy Chris Gayle with the remaining purse from their individual INR 8 Cr franchise purse. We facilitated the discussion and are glad that Gayle will be seen playing for the Adani Sportsline team,” said Raman Raheja, CEO and Co-Founder, Legends League Cricket.

The dynamic West Indian is not only a T20 specialist, he holds numerous records to his name. He also happens to be a favourite with fans for his batting style and on-field antics.

Gayle will join a host of other international stars in the Gujarat franchise

Legends League Cricket: Gujarat Giants Secure Services of T20 Boss Chris Gayle For Season
Chris Gayle. (Credits: Twitter)

Gayle will have the company of fellow teammate and West Indian batter Lendl Simmons along with local favourite Parthiv Patel. Sri Lanka’s mystery spinner Ajantha Mendis and former New Zealand captain and left-arm spinner Daniel Vettori will be spearheading the spin department whereas Mitchell McClenaghan will lead the pace bowling department.

Gujarat Giants squad: Virender Sehwag (Captain), Parthiv Patel, Chris Gayle, Elton Chigumbura, Chris Tremlett, Richard Levi, Graeme Swann, Joginder Sharma, Ashoke Dinda, Daniel Vettori, Kevin O’brien, Stuart Binny, Mitchell McClenaghan, Lendl Simmons, Manvinder Bisla and Ajantha Mendis.

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