Last Update on: December 30th, 2019 at 02:47 pm
Recently, Chris Gayle has stated that his name drafted in the Bangladesh Premier League even without his consent for it. However, Chattogram Challengers’ team director Jalal Yunus said that they had picked him after having discussions with the agent of Chris Gayle. The team calls for a strict action if Gayle fails to turn up for Bangladesh Premier League.
The giant West Indian is also not going to participate in the upcoming edition of Big Bash League in Australia. Further, he is startled to see his name in the Bangladesh Premier League draft, as he never gave them the go-ahead to play in the upcoming edition of the tournament.
“I am not going to the Big Bash (Australia’s T20 league). I’m not sure what cricket will come up, I don’t even know how my name reached the BPL, but I have been drafted in a team and I don’t even know how that happened,” Chris Gayle told ESPNcricinfo.
BCB should take action – Jalal Yunus
Meanwhile, the Chittogram Challengers’ team director Jalal Yunus admitted that they went ahead after having a chat with the agent of Chris Gayle. He also cited that the team will opt for another player, who went unsold in the auctions. However, the franchise wants BCB to take strict punishment if any player fails to follow the discipline.
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“His agent confirmed Chris was aware of it,” Yunus said. Now if he does not come, we will seek a player outside the draft. But I feel (Bangladesh Cricket Board) BCB should take action in such cases to keep discipline,” he added.
We maintain the standard procedures – Nizamuddin Chowdhury
Meanwhile, Bangladesh Cricket Board chief executive Nizamuddin Chowdhury told reporters that they had checked the process and everything was right from their end. Perhaps, there would be a bit of miscommunication between Chris Gayle and his agent regarding his participating in BPL.
“We maintained all the standard procedures when any national cricketer’s name came for the players’ draft,” Nizamuddin said. Either a player or his agent can show his interest and put the name in the list. I have checked the process, and everything was done according to a standard process,” he added.
Recently, Chris Gayle confirmed that he would be taking a break from cricket for the next few days after the fallout with his franchise in the Mzansi Super League. Most probably, he would be back in the action when the Indian Premier League gets underway. Kings XI Punjab retained him following his incredible batting display in 2018 IPL.