Gayle back for Australia’s Big Bash series

SYDNEY — West Indies captain Chris Gayle will return to play for Western Australia in the 2010-11 Twenty20 ‘Big Bash’ competition, team officials said on Friday.

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Published: Fri 19 Nov 2010, 11:45 AM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 2:48 AM

Gayle, 31, was cleared by the West Indies Cricket Board to take his place in the Warriors’ squad, a spokesman said.

Gayle this week became only the fourth player in history to score two Test match triple centuries following his 333 against Sri Lanka in Galle.

He will return to Perth after playing two matches for the Warriors in last southern summer’s T20 Big Bash.

“It was unfortunate that injury prevented me from playing the entire Big Bash last year, but the West Australian public were very friendly and really welcomed me as a member of the Warriors squad,” Gayle said.

“I will be looking to repay that support and do all that I can to help the Warriors be successful in this season’s Big Bash and qualify for the Champions League Twenty20 tournament.”

The Big Bash series, involving all six Australian states, runs from December 30 to the February 5 final.

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