Last Update on: June 24th, 2020 at 04:45 pm
Chris Gayle opted out of the CPL 2020, citing personal reasons, a day before the players’ draft was set to be made. Gayle said that he wanted to spent more time with his family and thus informed his franchise St. Lucia Zouks about his decision. The decision taken by the veteran West Indies batsman also comes after he was involved in a spat with former national teammate Ramnaresh Sarwan.
Gayle is highly rated in the shortest format of the game. He has the experience of playing in franchise leagues all around the world. The southpaw has scored 13296 runs in the T20s at an average of 38.50 with 22 centuries and 82 half-centuries to his name.
Chris Gayle will be difficult to replace for Zouks team: Darren Sammy
Chris Gayle had joined St. Lucia Zouks after his fallout with Jamaica Tallawahs after the Sarwan incident. Darren Sammy believes it will be a huge ask for St. Lucia Zouks to find his replacement, adding that, they were very excited to have someone like Gayle in the side who brought a lot of experience.
“It’s always going to be difficult to replace a player of Chris Gayle’s calibre, especially the Zouks team, which was so excited to have Chris, who would have brought his experience and match-winning abilities,” Sammy told The Gleaner.
“The show still has to go on and, hopefully, we can find someone who can come in and have an impact for us,” said Sammy.
The CPL 2020 is slated to get underway in October at Trinidad and Tobago.