Gayle among West Indies stars for Abu Dhabi T20 tournament

ICC Cricket World Cup – Sri Lanka v West Indies
West Indies Chris Gayle in action against Sri Lanka at the Emirates Riverside, Chester-Le-Street, Britain on July 1, 2019.
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Veteran opener Chris Gayle is among several West Indies stars who will be taking part in the Abu Dhabi T20 tournament which bowls off in January.

The 41-year-old Gayle joins Windies teammates Andre Russell, Dwayne Bravo and Sunil Narine, who according to media reports will be playing in the Jan. 28 to Feb. 6 tournament at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium.

West Indies Andre Russell dives for the ball during the ICC Cricket World Cup match against England at the Ageas Bowl, Southampton, Britain on June 14, 2019. Action Images via Reuters/Paul Childs

Gayle was quoted in a statement as saying he waited to play at the Zayed Cricket Stadium again, watch out Abu Dhabi — a Gayle storm is coming.”

The Jamaican, the most successful batsman ever in the Twenty20 format, will be the icon player from Team Abu Dhabi.

The tournament had been slated for November but was rescheduled due to the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic.

Eight teams will do battle in the tournament, which is in its fourth year.

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