Caribbean Premier League: Chris Gayle, Shakib al Hasan, Faf du Plessis to return for 2021 version

Caribbean Premier League: Chris Gayle, Shakib al Hasan, Faf du Plessis to return for 2021 version

Gros Islet: Dashing West Indian Chris Gayle, ace Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib al Hasan and senior South Africa batsman Faf du Plessis will function within the 2021 Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) to be performed in St Kitts & Nevis from 28 August to 19 September.

Gayle might be again with the St Kitts & Nevis Patriots, a crew he had represented in 2017 and 2018, a launch stated.

The self-styled ‘Universe Boss’ guided the Patriots to their solely Hero CPL closing in his first 12 months with the franchise. Because the main run-scorer in T20 historical past, he brings with him an enormous quantity of expertise to the Patriots squad.

Chris Gayle of Punjab Kings bats during match 26 of the Vivo Indian Premier League 2021 between the Punjab Kings and the Royal Challengers Bangalore held at the Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad on the 30th April 2021. Photo by: Deepak Malik / Sportzpics for IPL

Chris Gayle in motion for the Punjab Kings. Sportzpics

Shakib, the world’s main spin all-rounder has re-joined the Jamaica Tallawahs for the 2021 season after having performed for the franchise in 2016 and 2017 earlier than shifting to Barbados Tridents in 2019 and profitable the title with them.

Du Plessis might be taking part in for the St Lucia Zouks this season. The previous South Africa captain has been in super type in latest months for Chennai Tremendous Kings on the Indian Premier League the place he made 4 consecutive half centuries, together with 95 not out towards Kolkata Knight Riders. That is his second stint on the Hero CPL, having performed for the Patriots in 2016.

All of the 33 matches of the T20 event might be performed at Warner Park, St Kitts in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The event was staged fully in Trinidad and Tobago in 2020, with matches performed on the Queen’s Park Oval and the Brian Lara Stadium.

The St Kitts and Nevis authorities had stated followers might be allowed on the venue however solely 50 per cent of tickets might be offered and all patrons have to be vaccinated towards COVID-19.

Trinbago Knight Riders received the final version in 2020 by defeating St Lucia Zouks by eight wickets within the closing.

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