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Gayle joins St Lucia Zouks after release from Jamaica Tallawahs

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CASTRIES – T20 specialist Chris Gayle will be suiting up for the St Lucia Zouks in the 2020 Caribbean Premier League (CPL), after being released by his home franchise, the Jamaica Tallawahs.

The franchise announced yesterday that it has signed the 40-year-old as its marquee player for the eighth edition of the tournament that is scheduled to begin in August, if it is not affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Gayle, who is the leading T20 run scorer of all time – having made 2 344 runs at the CPL – played for the Tallawahs in the first four seasons, leading them to their first title in the first edition of the CPL in 2013 and their second triumph in 2017, before captaining the St Kitts and Nevis Patriots for two years. He rejoined the Tallawahs in 2019.

The announcement of the big hitter’s move came a day after Zouks disclosed that Daren Sammy would return as the team’s captain this season.

Commenting on Gayle joining his squad, Sammy said it was “great news for St Lucia Zouks and for me as a captain to have the universe boss on my side”. (CMC)

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