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“I feel there’s some unfinished business for me as I didn’t get to play for them back in 2012 due to injury”
West Indies opening batsman Chris Gayle has agreed to re-sign with the Dolphins franchise for the 2013-14 Ram Slam Twenty20 Challenge.
According to sources, the franchise signed Gayle for Rand 1 million during the 2011-12 campaign, but the flamboyant Jamaican failed to represent them in a single match due to an injury he sustained.
Gayle is now looking to take care of that “unfinished business”.
“I am really excited to have joined the Sunfoil Dolphins for their 2014 Ram Slam T20 campaign,” Gayle said. “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. I’m very much looking forward to working with Lance Klusener and the rest of the guys.”
Klusener, who is the Dolphins’ head coach, stated that he was ecstatic to have “the biggest gun on the planet at our disposal”.
Meanwhile, Kwazulu Natal Cricket Union (KZNCU) CEO Jesse Chellan also welcomed Gayle back.
“It is exciting to have Chris join the Sunfoil Dolphins for the T20 competition,” Chellan said. “He is a truly world-class performer and a cricketing superstar. Together with [England’s] Graham Onions, he becomes our second overseas professional for this competition.”
The Dolphins now boast players such as Gayle, Onions, David Miller and Kyle Abbott and will look to have a better season after only winning two out of 10 matches last season and finishing second from the bottom on the points table.