View Full Version : Why Chris Gayle Stayed On With RCB

01-14-2014, 11:12 AM

West Indies opener and Royal Challengers Bangalore star Chris Gayle was asking for a hefty fee from RCB giving rise to speculation that he could be put up for auction. However, Gayle decided to stay back and was retained by RCB.

Sources say Gayle may have changed his mind after learning that that some of the big teams were retaining up to five cricketers in their teams.

This meant that the teams which would retain five cricketers would be left with a small purse of Rs 21 crore to shop in the auction as a purse of Rs 39 crore would automatically be deducted from the total purse of Rs 60 crore.

So, Gayle's chance to earning big bucks through auction could have gone up in smoke.

"If Gayle would have gone for the auction, he may not have been sold for big money. That is because some of the teams have already retained their top players and these teams may not be left with big budget to buy Gayle," the source pointed out.