Chris Gayle: Royal Challengers Bangalore retain Chris Gayle
The Chris Gayle drama is now over. Royal Challengers Bangalore has successfully struck a negotiation deal with him and retain him for the next two IPL season. The royal challengers have the first rights to the services of Chris Gayle as he was a part of their squad in last season. Gayle played for RCB as a replacement player for injured Dirk Nannes. Though the amount Gayle has been signed is not disclosed yet but it will be revealed to the IPL authorities and the amount will be deducted from the auction purse of RCB.
The Director of Royal Challengers Sports Pvt Ltd, Sidhartha Mallya said in a press release that they are delighted to make Chris Gayle a permanent member of their IPL squad and they will tale extra step this season to win their first ever IPL title.
“We are delighted to make Chris Gayle a permanent member of our IPL squad. We are confident that with players like him in our side, we will take the extra step this season, and win our maiden IPL title.”
“To me, Bangalore has been a home away from home,” Gayle said. “I wanted to continue playing for them, and it turned out that they were keen to retain my services.”
The IPL 2012 Transfer window closes on January 20, 2012 and all free-agent players, players of Kochi IPL team and some other international players will be auction on February 4, 2012 at IPL 2012 Players Auction.