St Kitts Patriots announced a short while ago that they have acquired Twenty20 batting sensation Chris Gayle in a stunning transfer move for the next season of the Caribbean Premier League in 2017.
The undisputed King of T20 cricket in a release from CPL stated that he is proud of what he achieved with his native Jamaica Tallawahs, and is now looking forward to taking a fresh guard with the Patriots whose home base is ‘Sugar City’, St Kitts.
“I am a proud Jamaican and I loved representing the Tallawahs. I would like to thank the owners and management who have been brilliant to work with, my team-mates who always gave me 100% support, and of course the Jamaican fans who made Sabina Park such a special home ground for me,” Gayle stated.
He added that moving to St Kitts is a move that hugely excites him at this time.
As with all franchise leagues, there is always the opportunity to move from one team to another and I am looking forwards to joining the Patriots for the upcoming season,” he said.
Gayle previously led the Jamaica Tallawahs in all four editions of the Hero CPL – winning the championship twice, in 2013 and earlier this year in 2016. (Jamaica Observer)