Chasing 155 for victory at Newlands, Lions were bundled out for 77 off 15.3 overs, to plunge to only their second defeat of the tournament.
Gayle, who has been in good form in the tournament, made just three from eight balls before falling in the second over, bowled by fast bowler Dane Paterson who finished with three for nine.
Neil McKenzie top-scored with a run-a-ball 31, while Temba Bavuma hit a run-a-ball 20, in a 34-run, third-wicket stand. Once they were separated, however, Lions lost their last seven wickets for 22 runs.
Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board (TTCB) president Azim Bassarath said that forking out millions of dollars to host the Caribbean Premier League Twenty20 semi-finals and finals for the next two years is not in the best interest of local cricket.
According to the TTCB press release, a proposal currently before Cabinet for the allocation of more than US$7 million towards the staging of the semi-finals and final of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) Twenty20 for two years. The release said “TTCB officials are shocked about the development, saying the returns are questionable on a project which hands over more than TT $42 million to a private foreign entity to stage only six matches in T&T over two years.”
Hughes still critical, Sheffield Shield round abandoned
Wed, Nov 26, '14
Phillip Hughes remained in a critical condition in hospital on Wednesday afternoon, nearly 24 hours after being struck in the head by a bouncer during a Sheffield Shield match at the SCG.
At 2.05pm, Australia's team doctor Peter Brukner spoke to the media outside St Vincent's Hospital in Sydney, where Hughes had undergone surgery on Tuesday to relieve pressure on his brain.
"Phillip's condition is unchanged and he remains critical," Brukner said. "If there are any further developments we will let you know immediately."
Earlier on Wednesday, Cricket Australia had elected to abandon the full round of Sheffield Shield matches following the injury suffered by Hughes on day one of the match between New South Wales and South Australia.
Barbados name squad for third round WICB PCL match against Guyana
Tue, Nov 25, '14
Bridgetown, Barbados, November 23 - (www.bcacricket.org) - As widely expected, former national captain Ryan Hinds, Kyle Corbin, Roston Chase and Tino Best have taken the places of the four West Indies players named in the Test squad for South Africa for the Barbados Pride Round 3 WICB Professional Cricket League first-class match against Guyana Jaguars at Providence in Guyana, starting November 28.
Captain and opener Kraigg Brathwaite, left-arm spinner Sulieman Benn and fast bowlers Kemar Roach and Jason Holder will all be leaving the Caribbean on November 30 for the three-Test series against the South Africans.
GEORGETOWN, Guyana, CMC – Windward Islands suffered another batting meltdown thanks to an eight-wicket haul from left-arm spinner Veerasammy Permaul, and crashed to a 92-run defeat to Guyana Jaguars, in their second round game in the WICB Professional Cricket League here Monday.
With play finally getting underway for the first time in four days, only 43.4 overs were possible on the final day at the Windward Sports Club, and both teams meandered their way to whatever points they could salvage.
Sent in, Jamaica rattled up 111 for four declared off 40 overs, with Shacaya Thomas stroking a fluent 59 off 73 balls, with six fours.
The 23-year-old right-hander stroked a responsible, unbeaten 76 as Red Force, set 203 for victory at Warner Park, easily reached their target by six wickets and inflict a second straight defeat on the luckless Leeward Islands.