Cricket South Africa (CSA) has confirmed that Chris Gayle will be part of the Mzansi Super League (MSL) opening weekend and will be a part of his team Jozi Stars' first fixture against Nelson Mandela Bay Giants at the Wanderers on Saturday November 17.
"We are excited to have Chris part of this tournament from the start and he is looking forward to linking up with his Jozi Stars team-mates,” CSA Chief Executive, Thabang Moroe, said.
"Seeing the 'World Boss' back in South Africa and playing cricket - we and the fans could not have asked for anything better than one of the most popular players that have ever played the game."
Gayle, 39, was recently a part of Balkh Legends in the Afghanistan Premier League where he ended up scoring 315 runs at a strike rate of 172.13.
He will join a line-up that includes Kagiso Rabada, Reeza Hendricks and Beuran Hendricks.