DURBAN, South Africa, CMC- West Indies opening batsman Chris Gayle will return to Sunfoil Dolphins for the Ram Slam T20 competition in South Africa 2013-2014.
Gayle is back in the squad for the new season after reportedly signing for R1 million for the 2011-12 season but leaving with an injury and without playing a single match.
“I am really excited to have joined the Sunfoil Dolphins for their 2014 Ram Slam T20 campaign,” said Gayle.
“I feel there’s some unfinished business for me as I didn’t get to play for them back in 2012 due to injury”.
The Jamaican cricketer is regarded as the most feared batsman in the T20 format, smashing more hundreds and sixes than any other batsman.
He becomes the second overseas professional to join Sunfoil Dolphins after Graham Onions.
“They’ve got a great list of players so hopefully we’ll be in contention at the business end of the tournament,” said Gayle.
“Am very much looking forward to working with Lance Klusener (head coach) and the rest of the guys”.
Tournament organizer, KwaZulu Natal Cricket, is excited about Gayle’s acquisition.
“It is exciting to have Chris join the Sunfoil Dolphins for the T20 competition. He is a truly world class performer and a cricketing superstar,” said Jesse Chellan, CEO of KZNCU.
“Together with Graham Onions, he becomes our second overseas professional for this competition”.