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.
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.
IPL 2020 : KL Rahul declares, ‘Gayle will be part of the CORE-GROUP of KingsXI Punjab think-tank’
“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.
IPL 2020 : Chris Gayle record in the Indian Premier League
|2020 (Retain)||Kings XI Punjab||₹ 20,000,000|
|2019 (Retain)||Kings XI Punjab||₹ 20,000,000|
|2018||ings XI Punjab||₹ 20,000,000|
|2017||Royal Challengers Bangalore||₹ 75,000,000|
|2016||Royal Challengers Bangalore||₹ 75,000,000|
|2015||Royal Challengers Bangalore||₹ 75,000,000|
|2014||Royal Challengers Bangalore||₹ 75,000,000|
|2013||Royal Challengers Bangalore||₹ 34,625,500|
|2012||Royal Challengers Bangalore||₹ 32,675,500|
|2011||Royal Challengers Bangalore||₹ 29,900,000|
|2010||Kolkata Knight Riders||₹ 37,032,000|
|2009||Kolkata Knight Riders||₹ 39,296,000|
|2008||Kolkata Knight Riders||₹ 32,128,000|