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Gayle signs deal for US$.5m

Saturday, January 21, 2012


MUMBAI—Estranged West Indies batsman Chris Gayle inked a new deal yesterday with Bangalore Royal Challengers for the next two seasons of the Indian Premier League. Gayle was part of the Kolkata Knight Riders for the first three seasons of the lucrative tournament, but he went unsold in last year’s players’ auction. This proved to be a slice of good fortune for RCB and Gayle. He later joined the franchise as an injury replacement player for Australian left-arm fast bowler Dirk Nannes.
Gayle went on to become the highest scorer in last year’s IPL and won the Orange cap as well. He also played for Royal Challengers in the Champions League Twenty20, leading the side to the Final, where they lost to the Mumbai Indians. Gayle will be brand ambassador for its line of whiskey and is set to earn US $500,000 under the deal.


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