West Indies cricketer Chris Gayle.
West Indies opener Chris Gayle.
Associated Press / Rajanish Kakade

St. Lucia Zouks Captain, Darren Sammy says Chris Gayle has left some big shoes for the franchise to fill, with his sudden decision not to play in the upcoming Caribbean Premier League (CPL) and it will be a task to find his replacement.

However, the former West Indies captain said, the show will go on.

Gayle, 40, who was earlier this year signed as the Zouks’ marquee player following his falling out with Jamaica Tallawahs, has pulled out of the regional Twenty20 tournament because of a desire to spend more time with his family.

St. Lucia Zouks Captain, Darren Sammy.                                Associated Press / Rob Griffith, File

Sammy speaking to the Jamaica Gleaner has admitted that it would not be easy to find someone to take the place of one of the most successful Twenty20 batsmen in history.

Despite the disappointment of not having the Twenty20 star in the squad, Sammy said he understood the reason for his decision.

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