Gayle opts out of Somerset deal

May 3, 2012
Chris Gayle
by Dannow

Somerset have announced that destructive opening batsman Chris Gayle has backed out on his deal to join the county for this summer’s Twenty20 campaign.

As a result, Gayle has made himself available for West Indies who tour England this summer. Gayle signed the contract with Somerset in January and was expected to arrive in mid-June for the start of the competition.

In a statement Gayle said: “I have written to Somerset and advised them I will not be honouring the commitment I made to them when I signed a contract with them. I made it clear to them my decision was made because of my commitment to West Indies cricket and to West Indies cricket fans.”

The left-handed opening batsman has not represented West Indies for over a year after falling out with the West Indies cricket board. Gayle is currently playing for the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL.

Cricket fans around the world will be hoping that Gayle and the WICB can resolve their differences as Gayle is one of the most entertaining batsmen to have ever played the game.

The Scoop 03/05/2012


One Comment to “Gayle opts out of Somerset deal”

  1. Mike
    May 3rd, 2012 @ 11:35 am

    Shame to see that, crowds would have been huge down at Taunton this year. Never mind we can all be entertained in the Test series now.

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