IPL 2020: Chris Gayle lands in Dubai for IPL 2020; shares flight picture

Chris Gayle, who returned with two Covid-19 negative tests has finally landed in Dubai for the 13th edition of Indian Premier League (IPL 2020).

Gayle had reportedly attended the birthday celebrations of sprinter Usain Bolt – who has since tested positive and is currently in home isolation – in Kingston last Friday. Gayle will land in UAE by Wednesday evening.

Taking to his Instagran account, the Universe Boss wrote, “Don’t tell me about the sky…right now I have no limits…I want a whopper…I’m getting a whopper!! I want champagne…I’m getting champagne ? #UniverseBoss #Dubai #ImBack”

Gayle, the highest run-scorer in T20s, posted the news on Instagram Stories, with videos of his swab testing, prior to his flight to the UAE. Upon arrival in the UAE, he will be tested at the airport, followed by a six-day quarantine with further testing on days one, three and five.

Only once those are cleared he will be allowed to meet rest of his team-mates staying at Sofitel The Palm, Dubai and enter the IPL 2020 bio-secure bubble.

Gayle last played competitive cricket in the Bangladesh Premier League in January. He decided to given CPL 2020 a miss due to personal reasons.

Kings XI Punjab skipper KL Rahul has said that opening batsman Chris Gayle will be a part of the core group of the side for the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020.

The IPL 2020 will be played from September 19-November 10 in the UAE across three venues –Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Sharjah.

“We at Kings XI Punjab have had a great experience with Chris and me luckily, I have played with him for years now, we have shared great friendship, we have had some partnerships in the middle, he is a great guy to have in the team,” Rahul said in a video posted on the official website of the IPL.

“He will be a part of our core group, with the kind of experience he has, he will be somebody who will win matches for us,” he added.

Gayle has played 24 matches for Kings XI Punjab in the IPL, managing to score 858 runs with his highest score being 104 not out in the 2018 edition.

Most likely, Gayle and Rahul would come out to open the batting for the side in the upcoming 2020 edition.