Chris Gayle out of IPL first edition

April 23rd, 2008 - 9:34 pm ICT by admin  

(IPL Diary)

New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) West Indian captain Chris Gayle has been ruled out of the first edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) after he failed to recover from a groin injury he sustained during the recent series against Sri Lanka. Gayle, who was to play for Kolkata Knight Riders, was injured in the third ODI in St Lucia, limping off with a groin strain shortly after finishing his bowling stint. He missed Knight Riders first two games and he has now been ruled out of the entire Twenty20 tournament.

Gayle, along with three other West Indies players, were supposed to return to the Caribbean from India on May 18, in time for their series against Australia. Gayle will still be in Kolkata in the first week of May to spend some time with his team.


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According to The Times the Texan banker has said that he has discussed developing an English counterpart to the glitzy tournament on the sub-continent and claims to have a group of private investors waiting in the wings.

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