Gayle set to return to Sunfoil Dolphins
KwaZulu Natal Cricket Media Release.
Durban, South Africa - The KwaZulu Natal Cricket (Pty) is pleased to announce the acquisition of another world-class cricketer, West Indian all-rounder, Chris Gayle.
Gayle returns to Sunfoil Dolphins for the Ram Slam T20 competition this season after his early departure in the 2011/2012 season due to the injury.
Over two seasons in the IPL tournament, he became easily the most feared batsman in the T20 format, smashing more hundreds and sixes than any other batsman.
Jesse Chellan, CEO of KZNCU said, “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. Together with Graham Onions, he becomes our second overseas professional for this competition. ”
Lance Klusener, Head Coach of Sunfoil Dolphins said, “I’m looking forward to having the biggest gun on the planet at our disposal”.
President of KZNCU, Faeez Jaffar commented, “The signing of Chris Gayle by the Board and management of the Sunfoil Dolphins is a great scoop for the Franchise. Chris Gayle adds a great deal of international experience and adds depth to the teams’ batting. The younger players will learn a great deal from the experience and exploits of a batting master”.
“We believe that a player of the caliber of Chris Gayle will help re-ignite the spectator support that we once enjoyed and at present miss at the Sahara Stadium Kingsmead. We, at the Board and at Council are committed to bringing world class performers to play for the Dolphins” he said.
Commenting on returning to Sunfoil Dolphins, Gayle said, “‘I am really excited to have joined the Sunfoil Dolphins for their 2014 Ram Slam T20 campaign. I feel there’s some unfinished business for me as I didn’t get to play for them back in 2012 due to injury.
“They’ve got a great list of players so hopefully we’ll be in contention at the business end of the tournament. Am very much looking forward to working with Lance Klusener and the rest of the guys”, he added.
With two international stars and a well-adjusted Sunfoil Dolphins team it is hoped that Dolphins fans will turn out in their numbers to support the team, in their 10 home and away matches in this format.