Rumours persist West Indies batting supremo Chris Gayle
will make a cameo appearance for Central Districts against
Otago at Pukekura Park on Sunday.
Sky's commentary team has been teasing its audience with
suggestions one of the biggest names in world cricket will be
making a surprise appearance for Central this season.
Gayle, who has been playing in Australia's Big Bash League,
has been linked with the move, though Central chief executive
Hugh Henderson recently told the Dominion Post the rumours
''It would be nice to have a guy like that coming in,'' he
''There is no signed agreement with anyone and these things
It was not a wholly convincing effort to hose down the
rumours. However, with Central Districts out of contention,
it would seem counter-intuitive for the association to fork
out the big money needed to attract Gayle.
But the association might not have to, with suggestions a New
Plymouth businessman is prepared to fund Gayle's trip.