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Where will Chris Gayle go?
Posted: 18 January 2012 05:08 AM   [ Ignore ]
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Four days before the first trading window of the IPL shuts, the biggest question surrounds the future of Chris Gayle, the West Indies opener. Gayle turned out for the Royal Challengers Bangalore last season, and topped the run-charts while taking them to the IPL final. However, Gayle joined the Royal Challengers as a replacement player midway through the season and was hence on a one-year contract. This year the Royal Challengers have first rights to his services, but it is up to Gayle whether to accept their offer or make himself available for the February 4 auction.

Either way, Gayle stands to cash in on the Twenty20 reputation he has built after hitting two centuries and five half-centuries for the Royal Challengers over last year’s IPL and Champions League T20. Last season, he went unsold in the original auction and when he replaced an injured Dirk Nannes the maximum the Royal Challengers could pay him was $650,000, the price Nannes was bought for. This year, Gayle can be bought for up to $2 million, the purse each franchise is allowed.

The Royal Challengers are looking at breaking the bank to retain him before January 20, and if they cannot come to an agreement with him other franchises can bid for him in next month’s auction.

“You will have to wait. We will make an announcement soon,” Sidhartha Mallya, the owner of the Bangalore franchise, told ESPNcricinfo, without revealing any further details. But the Royal Challengers are hot on the heels of Gayle, who is currently playing in the Big Bash League in Australia for the Sydney Thunder. Should the Royal Challengers manage to sign Gayle before the auction, they will have to disclose the fee they have agreed with him to the IPL authorities, and that amount will be deducted from the franchise’s $2 million purse at the auction.

A BCCI official told ESPNcricinfo that the Royal Challengers wanted to sign Gayle but they would have to shell out a large portion of their purse to convince him. “Bangalore want Gayle because they see the cricketing merit in the decision as he helped them to the final last year,” the official said. “But if they decide to sign a deal with him, they will have to pay big money and if they do that they will be left with nothing much at the auction.”

As far as Gayle is concerned, he is spoilt for choice. Reportedly the Mumbai Indians, who have already signed Dinesh Karthik (for $2.35 million) and Pragyan Ojha during the transfer window, have expressed their interest in buying Gayle. “Every franchise would like to have Gayle. He turned one IPL on his own,” one of the franchise officials said. According to him Gayle would easily get the maximum $2 million purse available to each franchise. If more than one franchise bids $2 million for Gayle, it will go to a secret tie-breaker in which the competing franchises will submit closed bids.

At the moment, it seems, Gayle holds all the aces.

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Posted: 18 January 2012 10:07 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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chris should stay with rcb he is one of our match winners

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Posted: 18 January 2012 07:29 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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All we can do is to hope for d best

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Posted: 19 January 2012 02:21 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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No matter what happens but we want chris gayle

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Posted: 19 January 2012 02:25 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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No matter what happens we want chris gayle

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Posted: 19 January 2012 02:26 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Without him we cannot reach finals or win Trophy

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Posted: 19 January 2012 09:21 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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shreyasCV - 19 January 2012 02:26 AM

Without him we cannot reach finals or win Trophy

First of all I’m sorry for those who would be angry after watching this post.
@ShreyasCV,Why do you think that we can’t win without Gayle?We can absolutely win without Gayle.This type of over-deendant on Gayle is not good.Because of this over-dependant only,we lost twice in the finals.If you consider that because of Gayle,we won many matches,I agree with you.But dude,we have enough resources whom we can make as match winners.Don’t doubt on others abilities.
Learn to support the team genuinely,not for the players or winning streak.
There are match winners like Kohli,Dilshan,AB,Vettori and many others.
Motivate the young blood and make them face their experience of cricket.Make them play sensible cricket.
What happens if Gayle goes?We survived the first three seasons and almost half of the fourth season without him.
Gayle knows that we are weaker without him in the squad.So by taking advantage of this thing,he is demanding for more money.Can’t do anything for it.
If Gayle signs,it’s better than the best.
But if Gayle slips from our hands,then God knows what will happen.
But we should be ready.
Either get Gayle or if Gayle decides to go to auction,then get Brendon McCullum.
That’s what life is a race,so be ready to face the challenges.
Hope you guys agree to my point.

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Posted: 19 January 2012 09:26 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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shreyasCV - 19 January 2012 02:26 AM

Without him we cannot reach finals or win Trophy

First of all I’m sorry for those who would be angry after watching this post.
@ShreyasCV,Why do you think that we can’t win without Gayle?We can absolutely win without Gayle.This type of over-deendant on Gayle is not good.Because of this over-dependant only,we lost twice in the finals.If you consider that because of Gayle,we won many matches,I agree with you.But dude,we have enough resources whom we can make as match winners.Don’t doubt on others abilities.
Learn to support the team genuinely,not for the players or winning streak.
There are match winners like Kohli,Dilshan,AB,Vettori and many others.
Motivate the young blood and make them face their experience of cricket.Make them play sensible cricket.
What happens if Gayle goes?We survived the first three seasons and almost half of the fourth season without him.
Gayle knows that we are weaker without him in the squad.So by taking advantage of this thing,he is demanding for more money.Can’t do anything for it.
If Gayle signs,it’s better than the best.
But if Gayle slips from our hands,then God knows what will happen.
But we should be ready.
Either get Gayle or if Gayle decides to go to auction,then get Brendon McCullum.
That’s what life is a race,so be ready to face the challenges.
Hope you guys agree to my point.
Cheers RCB!!

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Posted: 19 January 2012 10:22 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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I may agree wit u karthik. I agree dt v r ovr dependent on gayle which caused us d failure in finals. Bt its equally true dt v reachd finals due to gayle. Gayle s our triumph card, d match winnr. D main diff b\w rcb n othr teams s gayle force. Its true dt v hv many fantastic playrs. Bt rcb playrs mst nt loose der confidence wn v loose him early in d innings while battin. Dts d key to reduce ovr dependency. He is easily valuable for 2million. Rcb mst retain him at any cost den goin to auction.

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Posted: 20 January 2012 12:18 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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hope Gayle stays with RCB

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Posted: 20 January 2012 02:41 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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YES WE CAN WIN WITHOUT HIM BUT HE GIVES EVRY PLAYER THE JOY AND THE CONFIDENCE

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Posted: 20 January 2012 02:43 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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I TOLD IT BECAUSE I WANTED GAYLE IS THE BEST IM WATCHING HIM SINCE 3 YEARS AND HE HIS TREMONDOUS

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Posted: 20 January 2012 02:45 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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CHRIS GAYLE IS THE BEST AND I WISH HE STAYS WITH RCB

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Posted: 20 January 2012 04:31 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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gayle should stay with rcb remember the initial stages of ipl 4 with out gayle,is better to player like gayle $2millon than tiwary who has hardly performed with $1.6 millon

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