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Chattogram Challengers calls for action against Gayle





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||CF Correspondent ||

Bangladesh Twenty20 team Chattogram Challengers officials said that they would go for action against West Indies star Chris Gayle if he fails to show for an upcoming tournament.

Gayle was picked by the Challengers to play in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) from December 11 but his participation is in doubt after he said he was taking a break from cricket

Gayle after departing South Africa's Mzansi Super League on Monday -- following a pitiful campaign for Jozi Stars – said that he was surprised his name had been included in the squad, adding that he planned to "take a break" from the sport.

"I am not going to the Big Bash (Australia's T20 league). I'm not sure what cricket will come up, I don't even know how my name reached the BPL, but I have been drafted in a team and I don't even know how that happened," he told ESPNcricinfo.

Challengers team director Jalal Yunus said his team had held negotiations with Gayle's agent after the former West Indies captain was picked.

"His agent confirmed Chris was aware about it. Now if he does not come, we will seek a player outside the draft. But I feel (Bangladesh Cricket Board) BCB should take action in such cases to keep discipline,’’ Jalal was quoted adding that the team had not heard from Gayle for several days ahead of his comments on Monday.

Bangladesh Cricket Board chief executive Nizamuddin Chowdhury told reporters Wednesday they checked the drafting process and found no fault with Gayle's inclusion.

"We maintain all the standard procedures when any national cricketer's name came for the players' draft," Nizamuddin said.

"Either a player or his agent can show his interest and put the name in the list.

"I have checked the process and everything was done according to a standard process."