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Gayle to play for Sunfoil Dolphins in South Africa's Twenty20 competition

September 10, 2011 - Durban

The Durban-based Sunfoil Dolphins have acquired the services of explosive West Indian batsman Chris Gayle for South Africa's Pro20 competition, which will start early next year.

Talking about the move, Gayle said that South Africa would provide a new challenge to him.

"I am really excited to be joining the Dolphins," the New Age quoted Gayle, as saying.

"Twenty20 is a form of the game I love and to get the opportunity to play in a beautiful place like Durban is massively appealing. I'm sure alongside Shaun Tait and under the guidance of Graham Ford we can be a success," he added.

Earlier, this year, after being left out of the initial part of the West Indies Twenty20 and one-day home series against Pakistan, Gayle had opted to join the Royal Challengers Bangalore for the fourth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).

The 31-year-old plays domestic cricket for Jamaica, and has also represented Worcestershire, the Western Warriors and the Kolkata Knight Riders.

He is currently signed with the Sydney Thunder for Australia's Big Bash League.


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