If Chris Gayle Remains Absence BPL 2019/20 Demand Action

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BPL Franchise Chattogram Challengers Demand Action If Chris Gayle Remains Absence In Upcoming Season 

BPL Franchise Chattogram Challengers Demand Action If Chris Gayle Remains Absence In Upcoming Season

While the Caribbean star Chris Gayle has recently announced his break from cricket, he can face big trouble. The Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) team Chattogram Challengers feel that the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) should take action against Gayle if he denies playing in the upcoming BPL season.

After finishing his stint in the middle of ongoing Mzansi Super League (MSL 2019), Chris Gayle has announced his break from cricket to decide his future.

Chris Gayle, Chattogram Challengers
Chris Gayle (Image Credit: Google)

During that revelation, Chris Gayle also claimed that the Caribbean board asked him to feature in the upcoming ODI series against the hosts India. But, the 40-year-old has denied returning in international cricket soon. Gayle played his last international game against India during Port of Spain ODI on 14th August 2019.

The Caribbean opener also added that he wouldn’t be available for the upcoming Big Bash League season. He further added that he even had no idea how his name was added in the BPL draft where Chattogram Challengers successfully added him in their squad.

His agent confirmed Chris Gayle was aware about it – Chattogram Challengers

Recently, Chattogram Challengers have reacted on this issue. The team director Jalal Yunus has clarified that they have added Gayle in the squad after his agent confirmed his availability for the tournament. He further added that the BCB should take action in this matter.

Chris Gayle, Chattogram Challengers
Chris Gayle (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Yunus said, “His agent confirmed Chris was aware about it. Now if he does not come, we will seek a player outside the draft. But I feel BCB (Bangladesh Cricket Board) should take action in such cases to keep discipline.”

The BPL 2019/20 is set to begin on 11th December 2019 and it will run till the end of 17th January 2020.

In BPL history, Chris Gayle is the most run-scorer among the foreign batsmen and sixth most run-scorer in overall. After playing 38 BPL matches, the left-handed batsman scored 1,338 runs with an average of 41.81. He smashed five centuries and four more half-centuries in this tournament history. Gayle is also holding the record of the highest individual score in BPL history – 146*.

Chris Gayle, Chattogram Challengers
Chris Gayle (Image Credit: Google)

I have checked the process and everything was done according to a standard process – BCB chief executive

BCB chief executive Nizamuddin Chowdhury has also confirmed that Chris Gayle’s draft maintained all the standard procedures as they have checked the process.

Chris Gayle, Chattogram Challengers
Chris Gayle (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

Chowdhury claimed, “We maintain all the standard procedures when any national cricketer’s name came for the players’ draft.

“Either a player or his agent can show his interest and put the name in the list. I have checked the process and everything was done according to a standard process.”

Chris Gayle is the only batsman in T20 cricket history who has scored 10,000+ runs. The left-handed batsman has scored 13,152 runs in 400 T20s with an average of 38.23. He hit 22 centuries and 81 half-centuries, including the record individual score of 175*.

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