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Chris Gayle to lead 'Superstars'

Published: Saturday, October 11, 2008, 0:17 [IST]
 
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St John's : West Indies captain Chris Gayle was on Friday named skipper of the Stanford Superstars who will face England in the 20-million-dollar Stanford 20/20 on November 1.

The left-handed opening batsman will have Antigua and Barbuda captain Sylvester Joseph as his deputy.

"Our selection panel gave much thought to this selection and deliberated extensively and there was consensus that Chris is the man for the job, he's an experienced international cricketer, possesses a cool head and is the best man for the job in this all important match," said selection panel head Sir Vivian Richards.

In addition to his five international Twenty20 appearances, the 29-year-old Gayle has featured in 73 Tests and 186 one-day internationals.

Stanford Superstars squad: Chris Gayle (captain), Sylvester Joseph (vice captain), Lionel Baker, Sulieman Benn, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Lennox Cush, Travis Dowlin, Rayad Emrit, Andre Fletcher, Chad Hampson, Lindon James (wicketkeeper), Dave Mohammed, Kieron Pollard, Daren Powell, Darren Sammy, Ramnaresh Sarwan, Jerome Taylor.

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