Chris Gayle, the Universe Boss, has returned to the Cricket setup after a little break in 2019. The Jamaican will join yet another T20 team in the form of Pokhara Rhinos. On Thursday, Gayle confirmed that he will be playing in the upcoming fourth edition of the Everest Premier League, Nepal’s domestic T20 tournament, which is scheduled to begin on February 29.
In a video release on his twitter account the Jamaican urged the fans world-wide to support him and his team Pokhara Rhinos. Gayle said, “I will be visiting Nepal for the biggest sporting event, the Everest Premier League. Come and support my team Pokhara Rhinos and be part of a magnificent cricket fiesta.”
Chris Gayle took a break after his poor returns in the disastrous Mzansi Premier League campaign last season in South Africa and also made himself unavailable for the ODI lag of West Indies tour of India after the Mzansi Super League campaign.
The Universe Boss recently participated in the Bangladesh Premier League, where he represented Chattogram Challengers in the second half of the tournament, scoring 144 runs in four games. During a recent media interaction in Dhaka, the 40-year-old said that he will continue playing T20s for a while yet.
The Jamaican, however, has not yet decided about his return to the international team. Recently, he was also not part of West Indies’ recently concluded home series against Ireland.
Though the West Indies team-management and the selectors have made it quite clear that Gayle is an asset to any team in the T20 format and Gayle will always be welcomed in the T20I side. Chris Gayle last represented West Indies during the home series against India and played a couple of blistering innings in the series.