Deccan letting Gibbs go

Posted on/at 11:13 AM by The Cricket Corollary

The Deccan Chargers announced that Herschelle Gibbs will not be in their squad for the Champions League. Is he not good enough? How embarrassing for Gibbs who said that he favors Deccan a week ago. Maybe they just didn't want to pay the $200, 000 compensation fee? The Nashua Cape Cobras on the other hand are delighted over the news.

The squad will be captain by Graeme Smith and will now include Herschelle Gibbs and JP Duminy.

The final squad of 15 will be announced on September 7.

Squad: Graeme Smith (capt), Derek Brand, Ryan Canning, Henry Davids, Jean-Paul Duminy, Sybrand Engelbrecht, Herschelle Gibbs, Claude Henderson, Rory Kleinveldt, Charl Langeveldt, Richard Levi, Karl Nieuwoudt, Justin Ontong, Vernon Philander, Francois Plaatjies, Andrew Puttick, Gurshwin Rabie, Lenert van Wyk, Stiaan van Zyl, Monde Zondeki.


Purna said...

Bon, I'm confused. If they are playing for the Cobras, who is playing for South Africa??

Are there two Champions Leagues...:S?

The Cricket Corollary said...

The Champions League will be played in India in Oct, various domestic teams will take part: Deccan Chargers, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Delhi Daredevils (India),
New South Wales Blues and Victorian Bushrangers (Australia),
Cape Cobras and Diamond Eagles (South Africa),
Sussex Sharks and Somerset Sabres (England),
Otago Volts (New Zealand),
Trinidad & Tobago (West Indies)
Wayamba (Sri Lanka).

There are some players who are eligible to play for multiple teams:
Nathan Bracken - New South Wales, Bangalore
Brendon McCullum - Otago, New South Wales
Dirk Nannes - Victoria, Delhi
David Warner - New South Wales, Delhi
Cameron White - Victoria, Bangalore
Andrew McDonald - Victoria, Delhi
Herschelle Gibbs - Cobras, Deccan
Farveez Maharoof - Wayamba, Delhi
Dwayne Smith - Sussex, Deccan

The Champions Trophy will start 22 Sep. Eng, Aus, WI, SA, NZ, PAK, etc. will take part. It's an ICC event taking place in SA.


Purna said...

Oh, Champions League and Champions Trophy. I get it now. Thanks for clearing that up :)

And Hersch will take revenge by making sure the Cobras win. Don't you worry about that!

Stani Army said...

No he won't Purn. He's gonna get depressed and start drinking again.

Purna said...

Psht. He isn't weak like you Stani.

Btw, First Amy disappeared and now Es. Where have all the Aussies gone?

Stani Army said...

I'm keeping them for myself :o)

Don't worry about Es, I know where she is. Haven't heard from Ames though...that worries me.

The Cricket Corollary said...

Go Cobras! I bet Hersch wanted to play for Deccan so that the Cobras could get that copensation. Either way I am pleased.