Chris Gayle will work with his Kings XI Punjab team in the UAE in time after bringing back two negative Covid-19 tests. There have been reports that he has attended the birthday celebrations of Spinin Bolt – who has already tested his hopes and is now alone at home – in Kingston last Friday.
Gayle, the top striker in the T20s, posted the news on Instagram, via video of his swab test, before his flight to the UAE. Upon arrival in the UAE, he will be tested at the airport, followed by a six-day solitary confinement with the first three, three and five days of testing. As long as those are removed then team members can start training in bubble biosecure.
According to the Jamaica Department of Health renewal on August 23, Jamaica had 16 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, bringing the country to 1,529.
Gayle last played in the Chattogram Challenger cricket tournament in the English Premier League in January. He would have been part of the CPL 2020, but chose to leave his stores with St Kitts & Nevis Patriots for his own reasons.
King XI’s Indian competitors arrived in the UAE last week and are in solitary confinement for six days. Earlier this month, it emerged that batsmen Karun Nair had been tested for Covid-19 in July, but was able to move with the team after returning with a mishandling test after being separated for two weeks.