Jamaican superstar batsman, Chris Gayle hits the headline again by leaving his home town’s team to sign with the St Kitts and Nevis Patriots for the upcoming Hero Caribbean Premier League.
Gayle said that he had been considering the move for some time and he followed his hearts for this decision. But, he has the intention to return again for representing the Jamaica Tallawahs.
Ferocious batsman said, “I am the champion, and so I am entitled to make whatever decision I want at any particular time, Jamaica will always be my hometown, Jamaica has my heart and Jamaica is my everything.”
He added, “It is Chris Gayle, and so it is going to be a big issue, but it’s cricke, and so the show must go on. But I am looking forward to coming back to Jamaica and playing. I pictured this from a long time ago, and even when we won the final, I joked about it, and eventually it came to my mind, and so I just followed my heart.”
Chris Gayle leaded the Jamaica Tallawahs in every season of the CPL. He became the champion with the Tallawahs in 2013 and in the last season. Meanwhile, he wished good-luck for his old team.
Former Caribbean captain said, “I think that they (Tallawahs) will still have a great team, and so I don’t see any reason why they will not be in the top four and then moving on to the final, but, hopefully, it will be a St Kitts and Jamaica final.”
Gayle added, “St Kitts has done well in the CPL before, and so I am going to try and take on the challenge and to play for a new team, I have won two trophies for Jamaica, and so I see it fit to make a change and uplift the game of cricket.”
He lastly said, “I have seen where it (the switch) has caused a lot of speculation, and this is actually good for the tournament from a marketing point of view.”