Explosive West Indies [ Images ] batsman Chris Gayle [ Images ] got clearance from his cricket Board (WICB) to play in the ongoing Indian Premier League [ Images ] after Royal Challengers [ Images ] Bangalore roped him in as a replacement for injured Australian left-arm pacer Dirk Nannes [ Images ].
Gayle, who went unsold in the IPL IV auction in January after attracting a base price of US $4,00,000, was on Tuesday roped in by RCB to replace Nannes for the remainder of the season.
"It's official now. The explosive Chris Gayle is now a part of the RCB squad after receiving clearance from the WICB," Mallya wrote on his Twitter page.
Gayle was not considered for the first two ODIs of the five-match series against Pakistan, which begins at St Lucia on Saturday.
He played for Kolkata Knight Riders [ Images ] for the first three editions of IPL.