CPL 2021: Jamaica Tallawahs retain Andre Russell; Chris Gayle to skip 2021 edition as well

The "Universe Boss" had skipped the previous edition as well as he wanted to spend time with his family. 

Swati BhatiaAuthor

Updated - 23 August 2021 04:43 PM

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CPL franchise Jamaica Tallawahs have retained explosive all-rounder Andre Russell for the 2021 edition of the tournament. Meanwhile, T20 star Chris Gayle is likely to miss the 2021 edition of the tournament as well. The "Universe Boss" had skipped the previous edition as well as he wanted to spend time with his family.

Weirdest franchise I have ever played for: Russell

Notably, Russell had called the Tallawahs the weirdest franchise that he has played for and confirmed that the 2020 season would be his last season with them. However, it seems Russell has sorted the differences with the management and will be part of the Tallawahs again this season.

No Pravin Tambe for Knight Riders in CPL 2021

48-year-old Pravin Tambe, who made his debut in the CPL last season for the Trinbago Knight Riders, was not retained by the franchise for this season. Tambe played 3 matches for the franchise last season and picked up 3 wickets. Meanwhile, Australian legspinner Fawad Ahmed was also left out of the list.

Also Read: Chris Gayle to make CPL comeback with St Kitts & Nevis Patriots

The Knight Riders retained the core of their squad, they released New Zealand wicketkeeper, Tim Seifert. Veteran West Indies' wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin, returns back in the squad in place of Seifert.

The Caribbean Premier League is set to be played in St Kitts from August 28 to September 19.


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