Saturday 20 July, 2019

Gayle pulls out of Mzansi Super League for mother's funeral

Explosive Jamaica and West Indies opening batsman Chris Gayle will take no further part in the Mzansi Super League campaign as he is leaving South Africa to attend his mother's funeral later this week.

Gayle’s mother, Hazel, died on November 6, reportedly of a heart attack.

"Although my mom passed away on the sixth of last month she's not been laid to rest as other family members were not able to get home and they're flying in this week," Gayle said. "It's not been easy to play cricket when you've lost your mom, who you've also been close to."

"The game was a nice distraction for me, because had I been home it would have been worse, so meeting new team members helped calm me. It's going to be emotional when I go back.”

Gayle was drafted by Jozi Stars where he played four games.  

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