Melbourne:West Indies skipper Chris Gayle has signed up with Western Australia to play for Retravision Warriors in the country's upcoming domestic Twenty20 tournament.
The swashbuckling left-hander, who plays for Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League, has so far played 12 T20 Internationals, scoring 454 runs at an average of 41.27. He has also bagged seven wickets at an average of 27.
"Chris will provide a tremendous boost to the Warriors' Big Bash campaign, and having missed out on the opportunity to compete at the first Champions League Twenty20, we are determined to do all that we can to give ourselves a great chance of qualifying for the 2010 edition," Warriors coach Tom Moody was quoted as saying by the Australian Associated Press.
Gayle will play the 'Big Bash' competition between the Windies Test and one-day series in November and December.
Another West Indies cricketer who will feature in the same tournament is Dwyane Bravo, who will play for Victoria.