West Indies batsman Chris Gayle did well in the Indian Premier League. Even though his team could not make it to the playoffs of the tournament, he won all the hearts by batting.
Gayle was expected to play in the first season of the Lanka Premier League this year but has withdrawn from the tournament. After Gayle, England bowler Liam Plunkett also decided to withdraw from the tournament. Gayle, the explosive opener of world cricket, has withdrawn from the T20 League starting in Sri Lanka.
He has decided to withdraw from the tournament due to policy reasons. Gayle was expected to pair up with Kandy Tuskers along with former Indian all-rounders Irfan Pathan and Munaf Patel. Sri Lanka's Kusal Perera will be the icon player in this team.