11 Updates
Hectic schedule leaves Gayle mentally fatigued
Photo Credit: Getty Images, Getty Images

Hectic schedule leaves Gayle mentally fatigued

Aug 30 2013, 4:42am CDT | by IANS

Kingston (Jamaica), Aug 30 (IANS/CMC) West Indies opener Chris Gayle says he is mentally fatigued as a result of a hectic playing schedule and is eagerly anticipating a three-month break from cricket.

Kingston (Jamaica), Aug 30 (IANS/CMC) West Indies opener Chris Gayle says he is mentally fatigued as a result of a hectic playing schedule and is eagerly anticipating a three-month break from...

Filed under: news

YouTube Videos

 
 
 

1 year ago

Hectic schedule leaves Gayle mentally fatigued

Aug 30 2013, 4:42am CDT | by IANS

Kingston (Jamaica), Aug 30 (IANS/CMC) West Indies opener Chris Gayle says he is mentally fatigued as a result of a hectic playing schedule and is eagerly anticipating a three-month break from cricket.

Kingston (Jamaica), Aug 30 (IANS/CMC) West Indies opener Chris Gayle says he is mentally fatigued as a result of a hectic playing schedule and is eagerly anticipating a three-month break from cricket.

His disclosure comes on the heels of the inaugural Caribbean Premier League (CPL) in which he steered the Jamaica Tallawahs to the title by defeating Guyana Amazon Warriors in the final, reports CMC.

"It's been a long road, and I am very, very tired mentally," said Gayle, who claimed the Man-of-the-Match award in the final.

"It was a challenging time batting-wise in the tri-nation series and then against Pakistan, and to have come and played a captain's part in the CPL has been really, really, stressing."

Gayle, who scored 47 not out in the final to lead the Tallawahs to a seven-wicket win over Warriors, started the year with a stint with Sydney Thunder in the Australia Big Bash League.

He represented the West Indies in a one-day and Twenty20 International series tour in late January before returning to the Caribbean to participate in Test and one-day international series against Zimbabwe, followed by a run with Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League in April.

The ICC Champions Trophy in England in May followed soon after, with his last international duties coming in June and July.

"It's been quite a lot, and I am really, really happy that it is over now. No more cricket for me until the next three months," Gayle said.

A series of low scores in the earlier part of the CPL had also raised concerns about his form.

The West Indies are due to tour New Zealand from December to play three Tests, five one-day internationals and two Twenty20 Internationals.

--IANS/CMC

sr/vm

IANS

Source: IANS

 
Update
11

2 weeks ago

India vs. West Indies: Absence of Sunil Narine, Chris Gayle Will Doom Windies

Oct 7 2014 4:54pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

The West Indies will start their five-match ODI series against India on Wednesday, but without the services of stars Sunil Narine and Chris Gayle, the Windies' chances of winning the series appear doomed from the start. Preparations for the 2015 Cricket World Cup are in full swing, and with the start of that tournament just five months removed, both teams will be looking to make a statement. For the Windies, that won't be easily done. Indi ...
Source: Bleacher Report  Full article at: Bleacher Report
 

 
Update
10

2 weeks ago

India vs. West Indies, 1st ODI: Date, Live Stream, TV Info, Preview

Oct 7 2014 6:48am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

India and West Indies begin their five-match ODI series in Kochi on Wednesday as both sides begin their World Cup preparations in earnest.  Venue: Nehru Stadium, Kochi Commences: Wednesday, Oct. 8 Start time: 10 a.m. BST (2:30 p.m. local) Live on: Star Sports (India), SuperSport (South Africa), SkySports (UK), Willow TV (USA and Canada), Ten Sports (Caribbean) Weather:  AccuWeather.com has bad news with thunderstorms forecast for most of the afternoon. If th ...
Source: Bleacher Report  Full article at: Bleacher Report
 

 
Update
9

2 weeks ago

Picking a Combined India vs. West Indies ODI Side

Oct 7 2014 2:46am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

India play host to the West Indies in a five-match ODI series starting in Kochi on Wednesday. The home side will start as favourites, especially as the West Indies will be without Chris Gayle, who is nursing a hamstring injury. The Indian selectors have also sprung a surprise, picking rookie Chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav to replace the rested Ravichandran Ashwin. Despite the high-profile absentees, there's plenty to look forward to from two quality si ...
Source: Bleacher Report  Full article at: Bleacher Report
 

 
Update
8

3 weeks ago

Chris Gayle likely to be fit for India Tests

Sep 30 2014 3:30am CDT | Source: Cricket news from ESPN Cricinfo

Chris Gayle, the West Indies batsman, expects to return to fitness in time for the Tests in India starting ...
Source: Cricket news from ESPN Cricinfo   Full article at: Cricket news from ESPN Cricinfo
 

 
Update
7

3 weeks ago

Gayle confident of being fully fit for India Tests

Sep 30 2014 2:13am CDT | Source: Cricket

Kingston, Sep 30: Explosive West Indian opener Chris Gayle believes he will overcome injury in time for the three-Test series in India which starts next month. The attacking left-hander was not considered for selection fo ...
Source: Cricket   Full article at: Cricket
 

 
Update
5

4 weeks ago

Injured Gayle ruled out of India ODIs

Sep 23 2014 11:25pm CDT | Source: Cricbuzz

Chris Gayle will miss the upcoming 5-match ODI series against India as he is still rehabilitating from injury ...
Source: Cricbuzz   Full article at: Cricbuzz
 

 
Update
4

5 weeks ago

West Indies vs. Bangladesh, 2nd Test: Day 1 Highlights, Scorecard, Report

Sep 13 2014 4:24pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

West Indies are in a strong position after the first day of the second Test against Bangladesh in St. Lucia. The visitors took just three wickets all day as the West Indians reached 246-3, with openers Kraigg Brathwaite and debutant Leon Johnson recording half-centuries. The hosts made one alteration to the side that won by 10 wickets last time out, with Chris Gayle replaced at the top of the order by the debutant Johnson. Meanwhile, Ban ...
Source: Bleacher Report  Full article at: Bleacher Report
 

 
Update
3

6 weeks ago

No Gayle for second Test against Bangladesh

Sep 12 2014 12:36am CDT | Source: Cricket

Gros Islet (St. Lucia), Sep 12: The West Indies will have to do without talismanic opener Chris Gayle for the second and final Test against Bangladesh starting Saturday at the Beausejour Cricket Ground.The left-hander was no ...
Source: Cricket   Full article at: Cricket
 

 
Update
2

6 weeks ago

Chris Gayle to miss second Test

Sep 11 2014 11:00pm CDT | Source: Cricbuzz

West Indies opening batsman, Chris Gayle, has pulled out of the second Test against Bangladesh citing 'personal re ...
Source: Cricbuzz   Full article at: Cricbuzz
 

 
Update
1

6 weeks ago

West Indies vs. Bangladesh, 2nd Test: Date, Time, TV Info and Preview

Sep 11 2014 9:31pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Bangladesh concludes their tour of the West Indies with the second and final Test in St. Lucia, having lost the first game by 10 wickets. While the tourists can take plenty of heart from their fightback after having been asked to follow-on, this match will likely once again be a difficult one for them to win. Venue: Beausejour Stadium, Gros Islet, St. Lucia Date: Saturday, September 13 Start time: 10 a.m. local time, 3 p.m. BST Live on: BTV (Bangladesh), ESPN (West Indies) Weather: According ...
Source: Bleacher Report  Full article at: Bleacher Report
 

 

Don't miss ...

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Dunga sets new code of conduct for Brazil squad
Rio De Janeiro, Oct 24 (IANS) In his bid to revive the Brazil football team, coach Dunga has introduced a new code of conduct for the national squad that includes a ban on baseball caps, earrings, flip-flops and the use of mobile phones during meals.
 
 
Shakhtar striker Adriano earns Brazil call up
Rio De Janeiro, Oct 24 (IANS) Two days after Shakhtar Donetsk striker Luiz Adriano became the second player after Lionel Messi to score five goals in a Champions League match, the 27-year-old received a Brazil call-up as coach Dunga announced squad for two football friendly internationals against Turkey and Austria next month.
 
 
Advani, Gilchrist in title round
Leeds, Oct 24 (IANS) The two best players in the fray, Pankaj Advani and Peter Gilchrist entered the final of the World Billiards Championship (points, 150-up format) with hard-fought semi-final victories here.
 
 
Never wanted to abandon India tour: Marlon Samuels
Kingston, Oct 24 (IANS/CMC) West Indies stroke-maker Marlon Samuels said he never wanted to be part of the one-day team's plan to abandon the tour of India, and revealed he stayed away from most of the players' meetings during the troubled tour.
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

Second MERS case reported in Qatar
Doha, Oct 23 (IANS) A 43-year-old man in Qatar has tested positive for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in the second confirmed case of the deadly virus in 10 days, media reported Thursday. The patient had...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Two people die in Pakistan bomb blast
Islamabad, Oct 23 (IANS) At least two people were killed and 12 others injured in an explosion that took place in Pakistan's Balochistan province Thursday, media reported. The bomb was planted on a motorcycle, Dawn...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Trott extends contract with Warwickshire till 2017
London, Oct 23 (IANS) England batsman Jonathan Trott, whose mental issues led to his abrupt departure from last winter's Ashes tour, has confirmed his successful comeback to competitive cricket by signing a new three-...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Srikanth, Kashyap big movers in BWF rankings
Kuala Lumpur, Oct 23 (IANS) Indian men shuttlers Kidambi Srikanth and Parupalli Kashyap jumped seven places each in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings released Thursday while Olympic bronze medallist...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Alvin Stardust dead
London, Oct 23 (IANS) English singer Alvin Stardust died after a short illness. He was 72. Stardust's manager confirmed the news about his demise Thursday, reports mirror.co.uk. He was recently diagnosed with...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Indian man reunited with family after 40 years
Dubai, Oct 23 (IANS) An Indian man, who had disappeared from his hometown in Kerala nearly 40 years ago, has been found by his family at a hospital in Dubai in the UAE, a newspaper report said. Now in his 60s, Abdulla...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Srikanth, Kashyap, Saina rise in world rankings
Kala Lumpur, Oct 23 (IANS) Indian men shuttlers Kidambi Srikanth and Parupalli Kashyap jumped seven places each in the latest released Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings Thursday while Olympic bronze medallist...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Flintoff signs for Big Bash side Brisbane Heat
Brisbane, Oct 23 (IANS) Former England captain and all-rounder Andrew Flintoff, who retired from international cricket in 2009, Wednesday confirmed that he will play for Brisbane Heat in the Big Bash League (BBL) this...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
OPEC daily basket price falls again
Vienna, Oct 23 (IANS/WAM) The basket of 12 crude oils of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) closed at $81.94 a barrel Wednesday compared to $82.09 Tuesday, the OPEC Secretariat said. The new OPEC...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Lopez to sign multi-million dollar deal?
Los Angeles, Oct 23 (IANS) Singer-actress Jennifer Lopez is reportedly in the final stages of securing a multi-million dollar deal to perform in Las Vegas. The 45-year-old is being offered $350,000 per show at The...
Read more on Celebrity Balla