Cricket will thrive in USA: Gayle

T20 World Cup will start on June 1 in USA and West Indies. This is the first major international cricket tournament in the United States.

On June 9, the India-Pakistan match will be played at the Nassau County Stadium in Long Island, New York. It is expected that the gallery will be full house in the high voltage match. Although the audience capacity is 34,000, applications for tickets are 200 times higher.

Chris Gayle of ‘Universe Boss’ fame feels that with the success of Major League Cricket last year, cricket in the United States has made some groundwork. Gayle said the ICC is trying to take cricket to a global level by hosting it in the US. India-Pakistan match in New York. I am sure, it will be great. We have to hope that cricket will be successful in the United States.

West Indies won the first two editions of the ODI World Cup. But, the team could not make it to the final stage of the ODI World Cup held in India last year. This time the Caribbean are desperate to get success in the T20 World Cup. Having played 103 Tests, 301 ODIs and 79 T20Is for West Indies, Gayle thinks anything can happen this time.

In this regard, Gayle said, we did not get the opportunity to play in the 50-over World Cup. Now the players are getting a chance to fight for the title – that’s great. We just want to be in the final in Barbados on June 29. Anything can happen.

Gayle was an important member of the two West Indies teams that won the T20 World Cup in 2012 and 2016. In 2007, the first century in T20 International also came from his bat. Gayle feels that the current West Indies team has both the ‘opportunity and potential’ to become champions