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Chris Gayle is determined to hyperlink up alongside with his Kings XI Punjab group-mates within the UAE on time after returning two negative Covid-19 tests. There had been stories that he had attended the birthday celebrations of sprinter Usain Lag – who has since examined constructive and is for the time being in dwelling isolation – in Kingston final Friday.
Gayle, the easiest chase-scorer in T20s, posted the news on Instagram Tales, with movies of his swab testing, earlier than his flight to the UAE. Upon arrival within the UAE, he’ll be examined at the airport, adopted by a six-day quarantine with extra testing on days one, three and five. Handiest once these are cleared can group participants originate coaching within the biosecure bubble.
In step with Jamaica’s Ministry of Neatly being replace on August 23, Jamaica had 16 unusual Covid-19 cases within the earlier 24 hours, bringing the nation’s total as much as a confirmed 1,529.
Gayle final played competitive cricket for Chattogram Challengers at the Bangladesh Premier League in January. He used to be to be piece of CPL 2020, nonetheless opted out of his stint with St Kitts & Nevis Patriots ensuing from non-public causes.
Kings XI’s Indian contingent arrived within the UAE final week and are within the midst of their six-day quarantine. Earlier this month, it emerged that batsman Karun Nair had examined constructive for Covid-19 in July, nonetheless used to be ready to commute with the squad after returning two negative tests after a two-week isolation.