Gayle returns to his old team St. Kitts & Nevis Patriots in CPL
By Sudev Haldar
on Fri May 28 2021
Universe boss Chris Gayle returns to his old team St. Kitts & Nevis Patriots in Caribbean Premier League 2021 (CPL 2021)
Chris Gayle will return to this year’s edition of one of his old teams, St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots, after being ruled out of the CPL (Caribbean Premier League) 2020 due to personal reasons.
The franchise has confirmed this with its social media handle. This is not the first time Gayle has decided to return to the team he has represented earlier. The T20 player has played four seasons of the CPL for his home franchise Jamaica Tallawahs and picked up two titles with Jamaica Tallawahs While Gayle played the final for St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots in 2017 before returning to Tallawahs. He had scored a century against the Patriots then, but after that, he was out of form. The Jamaica Tallawahs ranked last as a result.
Gayle is understood to have left Jamaica Tallawahs in a rude manner before the 2020 season and publicly blamed head coach Ramnaresh Sarwan. Gayle is considered to be a must for the Patriots as the team finished last in the 2020 edition winning only one of 10 matches. Chris Gayle and Lendl Simmons on the list of 2nd highest run-scorers so far in CPL.
Chris Gayle, who played for Punjab Kings in the IPL, did not have as good a season as IPL 2020. Chris Gayle scored 178 runs in 8 matches at an average of 25 and could not score a single half-century. Gayle’s highest score was just 46 runs. However, he made his fans happy by hitting 20 fours and 8 sixes.
In the IPL 2020, Chris Gayle got a chance to play only 7 matches. In these 7 matches, Gayle had scored 288 runs at an average of 41. He hit 3 half-centuries and missed his century by being dismissed for 99 in a match. In this season played in Dubai, he rained 15 fours and 23 sixes. It was for this reason that he was retained but in 2021 Gayle could not repeat that feat.