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Chris Gayle to 'bat' for Kerala Cricket League in UAE

Sixteen teams representing various districts of Kerala will take part in the Kerala Cricket League. (Supplied)

Sixteen teams representing various districts of Kerala will take part in the Kerala Cricket League (KCL) Season 4 and West Indies cricket sensation, Chris Gayle, has been chosen as the brand ambassador for the fourth edition of the community cricket tournament.

The tournament will be held in the UAE at the Dubai Seven’s stadium in the second week of November.

Gayle is the second major international sports star to endorse a Kerala event, after tennis legend Steffi Graf was recently appointed as ‘Ayurveda’ brand ambassador by the Kerala Government.

Around 16 teams, representing Thiruvananthapuram to Kasargodu, will compete in the cricket tourney for prize money and other incentives.

The Chris Gayle announcement was made by Prithviraj Sukumaran, Malayalam superstar, in the presence of officials from the Dubai Cricket Council and Dubai Sports Council.

Total prize money available is Dh 1,75,000, including Dh75,000 for the winning team. The runner up team will get Dh45,000.
 

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