Chris Gayle arrival bolsters Knight Riders

Kolkata, Apr 23 (UNI) Ahead of Kolkata-Chennai tie, West Indian skipper Chris Gayle arrived here to bolster the morale of home side for crucial T-20's away match on April 26.

The caribbean all rounder accompanied the Kolkata Knight Riders on the field at Eden today but did not take part in routine workouts under coach John Buchanon.

Gayle, who had been suffering from groin injury during home series against Sri Lanka, appeared fit today and is expected to have full fledged practice tomorrow.

Skipper Sourav Ganguly and boys, barring Ishant Sharma, had physical training in the day and flood lights.

The KKR will fly Chennai April 25 to play an away match there on the following day. KKR, owned by Shah Rukh Khan, have already pocketed four points after defeating Rahul Dravid's Bangalore side and VVS Laxman's Hyderabad.

Pakistani cricketers Omer Gul and Salman Butt are expected tonight to join the side.

Meanwhile, a high power five-member committee constituted by the West Bengal Government visited Eden today and inspected the stadium and four flood light towers in the ground.

The committee was formed at the initiative of Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee after widespread criticism of power failure that stopped play for half-an-hour between Kolkata and Hyderabad.

Experts from Phillips company would also come to check bulbs supplied by it to the four towers.

Selling of tickets for Mumbai and Kolkata match will begin tomorrow at the prices of Rs 110, 220, 325 and 655.


Story first published: Wednesday, April 23, 2008, 22:04 [IST]
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