Chris Gayle has changed his Caribbean Premier League (CPL) franchise after deciding to represent St Lucia Zouks in the upcoming edition of the competition. The Caribbean legend ranks as the leading run-getter in T20 cricket and his inclusion in the St Lucia lineup will be a huge boost to the side that failed to qualify for the playoffs in the previous season.
Gayle was a part of Jamaica Tallawahs in CPL 2019 and scored a ballistic century in his second game. The southpaw’s form tapered out throughout the rest of the tournament as he finished with an unimpressive tally of 243 runs in ten innings. Earlier, Gayle also played for St Kitts and Nevis Patriots for a couple of seasons.
"This is great news for St Lucia Zouks and for me as a captain to have the 'Universe Boss' on my side. Chris is one of the most successful T20 batsmen in the world and with his experience with our young openers, a lot can be learned from Chris,” Zouks skipper Daren Sammy said as he looked forward to Gayle’s heroics with the bat.