Chris Gayle has decided to opt out of CPL 2020 due to some personal reasons.
A day before the player’s draft for the Caribbean Premier League, St Lucia Zouks player Chris Gayle opts out of the tournament. His decision has been confirmed by the Zouks franchise saying that the player will be unavailable due to some personal reasons.
In an email sent by Gayle to the Zouks, he explained that the lockdown has refrained him from being with his family in St Kitts while he had been stuck in Jamaica. With that, the 40-year-old player said that he needed a break as he wants to spend more time with his young family.
Gayle had signed up with the Zouks after having a controversial exit from the Jamaica Tallawahs where he had been once again been a part of 2019. With that, the Zouks would have been the third team which Gayle would play for in the CPL. This is after he played for the Tallawahs from 2013 to 2016 and for St Kitts and Nevis from 2017 to 2018.
Still, the tournament is scheduled to take place in Trinidad & Tobago this year from August 18 until September 10 if the government allows. To further know about the CPL and the different teams which make it up, head over to Betwala.
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