Christopher Henry “Chris” Gayle, the 37-year-old Jamaica and Windies opening batsman, has opted out of playing in Australia’s Big Bash League (BBL) next month.
Gayle, who played for the Melbourne Renegades in the fifth season of Australia’s T20 league was fined and received heavy criticism last season for his controversial comments in an interview with female Australian broadcaster Mel McLaughlin.
Although Cricket Australia considered barring the T20 talisman from participating, Gayle has instead stated that he would be spending some time with his family.
Gayle is currently playing for the Chittagong Vikings’ in the Bangladesh Premier League.
Gayle, the talismanic batsman, is one of only four players who has scored two triple centuries at Test level: 317 against South Africa in 2005, and 333 against Sri Lanka in 2010.
Playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore, he scored a 30-ball century that became the highest individual T20 score (175 not out).
Today, he is one of the most sought after T20 cricketers in the world.
Carol Maye, Readers Bureau, Fellow
Edited by Jesus Chan
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