Four Corners: Surfing on Long Island

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York THE BOARD SHAPERAs the buzzing shrieks of a track saw dissipate, Tommy Bunger emerges from behind a door covered in sawdust. His hands worn and tough, he lowers the respirator from his mouth and introduces himself. A second-generation surfboard maker, or “shaper,” as he calls himself, the 39-year-old has been crafting beauty out of fiberglass for nearly 20 years. It’s a family tradition. Tommy follows in the footsteps of his father Charlie, the owner of Bunger Surf Shop in Babylon. “I grew up surfing,” he says, leaning against a graffiti-ridden wall inside his factory, a dual garage-studio attached to an industrial complex off Sunrise Highway. Their family-run shop opened in 1962—the Bunger’s original factory burning down in the late 1980s and Tommy taking over shaping duties in the mid 1990s. “It’s been in my family for so long, since my father used to be a shaper,” Tommy says, in between stacking boards he’s planning on working on later. “Building the boards is a satisfaction you get out of making something that is mass-produced these days.” Tommy takes pride in seeing his creations enjoyed by kids and adults alike new to surfing. “[The boards] are all-custom, so you see people out there surfing, knowing that somebody’s getting a board that’s quality made right here on Long Island.”THE SHOP OWNERDave Juan stands across from a row of surfboards propped up against a red brick wall at the back of Unsound Surf on East Park Avenue in Long Beach and attempts to explain the reasons for his shop’s success. “We’ve been around so long that we know so many of our customers,” the 37-year-old says. “Kids know they can come here, hang out and say, ‘What’s up!’” Pausing abruptly mid-sentence, he cracks a smile and greets a customer named Sean, who rushes over. A surfer for more than 20 years, Juan recalls that he bought his first board from his friend’s brother for $60 and hasn’t looked back. He and co-owner Mike Nelson opened Unsound in 1997. Floor space normally housing more boards, wetsuits and a host of surfing-related gear was laid bare due to Superstorm Sandy’s devastating wrath. Juan hopes to have the shop operating at peak condition by mid-month, when Unsound celebrates its grand re-opening. “The entire store was gutted, from ceiling to floor,” he says. “Mostly everything was gone.” Asked what he values most about running what has become a neighborhood institution, he joyfully explains: “The best is just seeing kids happy when they come in with their parents to get their first board!” He adds, “The smile on the kid’s face, that’s the best thing. There’s nothing better than that.”THE SURF INSTRUCTORElliot Zuckerman was exposed to surfing when he was just 3 years old. By the time he turned 10, he was catching waves at New York’s beaches during the summer and the winter. Now 59, Zuckerman credits his father and godfather for showing him the way. “As soon as I was able to walk, they put me on a surfboard, and I haven’t stopped since,” he says. Zuckerman’s passion for the sport and his knack for teaching others led him to start his own surfing school, Surf2Live, in 1978. Since then, it’s become an institution, of which Zuckerman is extremely proud. “I saw the ease that I was able to teach people a sport that I seriously love, and it just grew from there,” he says, from his large beach estate overlooking the northern coast of Puerto Rico. Besides the Long Beach native’s love for hometown surf, Zuckerman admits to being smitten by the flexibility of instructing vacationers in the warmer Caribbean climate during off-season. “Here, this is considered the East Coast’s Hawaii, the waves break on very shallow reefs and there’s a million variations on the breaks,” he says. Zuckerman also founded nonprofit Surfer’s Way, which has been exposing special needs children to the surfing lifestyle for almost 20 years. “It takes a long time to really get proficient at this sport,” he says. “But if you stick with it…anybody will be able to learn.”Photo by Matt ClarkTHE PRO SURFERTJ Gumiela, 22, shakes the water from his wetsuit and, with board in hand, leaps out of the frothy ocean of LI’s South Shore to meet a photographer. Born in Long Beach, Gumiela says he’s been surfing since he was six. “At first…I was boogie boarding,” he says. “I would stand on my boogie board, and my dad was like, ‘Oh, it looks like I’ve got to get him a surfboard now.’” In 2005, Gumiela became the first New Yorker to win the youth division of the Eastern Surfing Association East Coast Championships; he was just 15. “No one knew who I was, I was just some kid from New York,” he says. “I went through about 12 heats and ended up winning the event.” Gumiela had just returned from surfing in Hawaii; he annually visits Puerto Rico. But he says he has a soft spot for his hometown surf. “We don’t have waves every day, but when we do, they’re really good waves,” he says. Gumiela currently has five professional sponsors. Aside from competing, he also works at Skudin Surf, an all-ages surf school. When teaching kids, Gumiela recalls when he was their age. “People would say, ‘Oh, you surf in New York! Are there even any waves there?’” he laughs. “Now, people are going to know that there are waves in New York!”last_img read more

No need to lump coach with kid photo

first_imgThe decision to put information regarding Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake varsity girls’ lacrosse coach Jake McHerron’s suspension at BH-BL under the picture of his daughter and her teammates made an unforgivable mistake. For shame.Jackie LochnerGlenvilleMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the census Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinionlast_img

SE Asians consider emergency powers, Singapore carrier grounds fleet

first_imgSoutheast Asian countries considered more emergency powers on Monday to tackle the threat of the coronavirus as Singapore Airlines said it was grounding almost all of fleet in the face of the “greatest challenge” it has ever faced.The virus has infected about 3,700 people across Southeast Asia, with nearly 100 deaths, more than half of them in the region’s most populous country, Indonesia.The Philippines has confirmed 396 cases and 33 deaths. But health officials acknowledge limited testing for the coronavirus means, that like Indonesia, its already overstretched health system could be facing far more infections than the numbers indicate. The Philippines was the first Southeast Asian country to adopt lockdown measures, with borders closed to foreigners and tens of millions of people in home quarantine.But more are following suit as cases soar, with Vietnam and Malaysia deploying soldiers to help with quarantines or to enforce curbs on travel and gatherings.Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin said the government may consider extending movement restrictions by up to two weeks, and would announce more economic stimulus to soften the blow from the coronavirus and weak oil prices.Indonesia’s capital, Jakarta, has joined Thailand and Cambodia in shutting bars, cinemas and entertainment spots.Thailand reported 122 new cases on Monday, taking its total to 721, a health ministry spokesman said.Global travel hub Singapore, the small but most economically advance country in the region, announced on Sunday a ban on short-term visits and even on transit stops, after a surge of imported cases, most in people returning from Europe and the United States.Singapore reported 23 new cases on Sunday taking its tally to 455.The scale of the disruption was brought home when Singapore Airlines said it was cutting capacity by 96% and grounding almost all of its fleet.Shares of the airline, majority owned by Singapore state investor Temasek, fell more than 9%, outstripping losses in the broader market, which was down 7% and on track for its biggest daily drop since October 2008.Globally, there are now more than 337,500 cases of coronavirus and more than 14,650 deaths related to it, according to a Reuters tally. Topics :center_img Governments are scrambling to raise their defenses with border closures, entry bans and lockdowns.The Philippine Congress held a special session to consider allowing the government powers including taking control of private utilities, telecoms and transport operators or businesses in the public interest, and forcing hotels and other venues to accommodate medical workers or quarantine people.”It is a step we were reluctant to take, but the circumstances and the experience of nations worldwide convinced us that we have no other choice,” Duterte’s Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea told a near-empty Congress, with most lawmakers streaming the session at home.Duterte’s has a supermajority in both chambers, so the bill is expected to pass, although the opposition is concerned about the scope of the powers and potential for abuse.last_img read more

Governor Wolf Announces New Manufacturing Operation and 65 Jobs in Luzerne County

first_img May 31, 2016 Jobs That Pay,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today that LOOK Trailers, a trailer manufacturing company, will establish a new facility in Wright Township, Luzerne County, and create 65 new, full-time jobs at the site.“This is the seventh job creation project that we’ve announced with the Governor’s Action Team in Northeast Pennsylvania, securing commitment for the creation of more than 860 new jobs in 2016,” Governor Wolf said. “LOOK Trailers is the third manufacturer that has decided to make a home in the region this year and we are happy to add this operation to Pennsylvania’s strong manufacturing base.”LOOK Trailers will establish a new manufacturing operation at an existing 84,339-square-foot building on Oak Hill Road in Wright Township, Luzerne County. The company will invest at least $2.3 million at the new site, where it will manufacture enclosed cargo trailers, and will create at least 65 new, full-time jobs over the next three years.“LOOK Trailers is excited to partner with the Governor’s Action Team and the State of Pennsylvania to bring jobs to Mountain Top Pennsylvania,” said Matt Arnold, President, LOOK Trailers.  “We look forward to providing high quality skilled positions that will boost the local economy. LOOK Trailers is committed to long term growth and investment in our new operation.”The company received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development that includes $130,000in Job Creation Tax Credits to be distributed upon creation of the new jobs and $15,750 in WEDnetPA funding for employee training.The project was coordinated by the Governor’s Action Team, an experienced group of economic development professionals who report directly to the governor and work with businesses that are considering locating or expanding in Pennsylvania in collaboration with the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce.LOOK Trailers, founded in 2010, has been labeled the fastest-growing enclosed trailer company according to Statistical Surveys Inc. LOOK Trailers manufactures a wide variety of enclosed steel and aluminum trailers including cargo, auto hauler, ATV, snowmobile, and race. LOOK also manufactures Pace American and Cargo Express enclosed trailers across four facilities throughout the United States.For more information on LOOK Trailers, visit more information about the Governor’s Action Team or DCED visit # #Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Governor Wolf Announces New Manufacturing Operation and 65 Jobs in Luzerne Countycenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Rents rising, yields up as oversupply eases

first_img Why punish the regions to save Sydney? Shorten commits to first home buyers in Budget reply More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus13 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market13 hours agoCoreLogic March 2019 Quarterly Rental Review. Brisbane rents were starting to climb again, the report found, with the city’s median weekly rent an increase of 1.4 per cent over the past 12 months.The highest rent was out of Sydney at $582 a week (up 0.5 per cent rise in the quarter), followed by Canberra’s $550 a week (up 1.5 per cent), and Darwin on $458/week (down 0.3 per cent).Melbourne was fourth $454/week (up 1 per cent) then Hobart $453/week (the highest riser in the quarter at 3.6 per cent).CoreLogic research analyst Cameron Kusher said it was the strongest result since the same quarter last year.“Our regional housing markets are performing marginally better than the capital cities, many of which have been experiencing weaker rental market conditions in recent years due to excess housing supply and growing investor activity.” Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHow much do I need to retire?00:58 As housing oversupply issues ease, rents have begun to climb, up 1 per cent in the first quarter this year.Good news for landlords — and maybe a word of caution for tenants — housing oversupply is easing and rents have already begun rising — up 1 per cent in the March quarter.The median rent for all dwellings across Australia rose 1 per cent in the March quarter to sit at $436 a week as housing oversupply issues eased across the major capitals Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.The CoreLogic Quarterly Rental Review issued for the March quarter 2019 found Brisbane’s median rent rose 0.8 per cent during the period to sit exactly on the national median of $436 a week. MORE REAL ESTATE NEWS In a sign of hope for landlords, the report also found gross rental yields for the first quarter were performing better than both last quarter and the same period last year — sitting at 4.10 per cent compared to 3.95 per cent in the December quarter and 3.77 per cent a year ago.The highest rental yield came out of Darwin (6 per cent). FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOK If you’re poorer today, here’s why — and how to beat it Mortgage stress down in Queenslandlast_img read more

PIL Terminates Vessel Calls to Iran due to US Sanctions

first_imgSingapore shipping company Pacific International Lines (PIL) has ceased acceptance of cargoes in and out of Iran.What is more, the shipping company has terminated all calls to Iran.“This is in conjunction with President Donald J. Trump’s announcement on May 8, 2018, to cease the United States’ participation in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and to reimpose all sanctions lifted or waived in connection with the JCPOA,” PIL said in a statement.Earlier this year, the US Government announced plans to reimpose sanctions on Iran’s port operators as well as shipping and shipbuilding sectors, in line with the decision of the country’s president to withdraw from the Iran Nuclear Deal.Companies that trade in US dollars or have operations there cannot afford themselves to lose a share of the US market, hence, they are likely to end their ties to Iran.PIL’s decision comes after some other shipping majors such as Maersk Line, MSC and CMA CGM started pulling out from Iran.last_img read more

Ronaldinho lands in Brazil after Paraguay detention

first_imgFormer football star Ronaldinho arrived home in Brazil on a private jet on Tuesday, following more than five months in detention in Paraguay over a fake passport scandal. The former Ballon d’Or winner arrived at Rio de Janeiro’s international airport from Paraguay’s capital Asuncion just before 4:30 pm (1930 GMT.) A judge on Monday released Ronaldinho, 40, and his brother, who had both been held for a month in jail and another four months under house arrest in a hotel in Asuncion. The brothers arrived in Paraguay on March 4 because Ronaldinho was due to take part in an event in support of disadvantaged children. However, two days later, the pair were taken into police custody when investigators raided their hotel following the discovery they had fake documents. The former World Cup winner is now “free to travel to whatever country in the world he wants but he must inform us if he changes his permanent residence” for a period of one year, the judge said. “He has no restrictions except for the fulfilment of reparations for damage to society.”Advertisement Loading… Dressed in jeans, a black beret and black shirt at Monday’s court hearing, Ronaldinho accepted the terms of his release, which include payment of $90,000 in damages. His brother Roberto de Assis Moreira, who is also Ronaldinho’s business manager, must pay $110,000. Read Also: Messi asks Barcelona to terminate contract The judge stressed that he was not issuing a “definitive dismissal” of the case but that Ronaldinho was benefitting from a “conditional suspension of the procedure.” His brother was given a two-year suspended sentence. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks13 kids at weddings who just don’t give a hoot5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Top 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterLaugh, Cry, Or Just Relax With The Best Series Streaming On HBOThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreThe Highest Paid Football Players In The Worldlast_img read more

Rose endorses fun-loving McIlroy

first_img Press Association “I guess living in the Bahamas now it’s what the locals do and what some of my friends do. It’s what I’ve been roped into doing. I’m not particularly comfortable in the water yet but I’ve had a couple cracks at it. “Learning new things and pushing yourself to do different things is a great way to switch off and sort of free your mind from golf.” World number 17 Matt Kuchar also believes golfers cannot be expected to live in a bubble all year, knowing from personal experience how injuries can be suffered in any circumstances. The 36-year-old missed last year’s US PGA Championship at Valhalla – coincidentally won by McIlroy – after his back seized up when he was stuck in traffic after a shopping trip to buy a water slide for his children. “I didn’t even do anything,” Kuchar said on Tuesday. “I just sat in a car for a long time and my back seized up and I wasn’t able to play. “It’s never fun to miss any tournament and it would particularly be tough if he (McIlroy) had to miss the British Open. But I don’t think you can stop living your life. “You can’t form a bubble around yourself. You can walk down to the coffee shop and twist an ankle on your way. You can’t protect everything. And so I don’t think you stop doing what you’ve always done to this point. “So it’s too bad, but I don’t want to say he made a terrible decision in doing what he did. It’s just bad luck and those things happen.” No player has successfully defended the Scottish Open title and Rose, who carded a flawless closing 65 to win at Royal Aberdeen last year, will only see the composite course at Gullane for the first time in Wednesday’s pre-tournament pro-am. “I’ll rely a lot upon my caddie, who walked it a couple days ago and says he’s got a good game plan in place,” Rose added. “He said that the greens are incredibly good and it’s quite narrow off the tee. “Basically, the style of golf is going to be the same (as last year), be quite conservative off the tee. I think links golf, specifically, you want to try to miss the bunkers. “The pot bunkers are so penal that staying out of those is first and foremost and good long-range putting and good touch around the greens and trying to eliminate the silly mistake. “I think if you can do that, it should do your score well on links courses. “When you come to a new golf course, I think that what happened last year is a little less relevant to being defending champion. “I think for me, it’s a whole new test, it’s a whole new opportunity and that’s the way I’m approaching it really.” McIlroy’s decision to play football in the middle of the season has been questioned in some quarters, but Rose – who will defend his own title at Gullane – was not about to criticise his Ryder Cup team-mate. ” I think Rory has to keep doing what he’s been doing all his life,” Rose said. “I know him pretty well and I think he’s a guy who likes to live his life. “He likes to have fun. He likes to get his mind away from golf. I think he’s the kind of guy that, if he practised 24/7 and got too much in his own head, it’s not going to help him. “We obviously all love the way he plays and he plays really free, and that doesn’t really go hand in hand with somebody who wraps himself up in practise all day and doesn’t really do anything – or I guess enjoy himself. “It’s a tough question, middle of the season, before a major championship… hindsight is a wonderful thing. “He probably wouldn’t do it again and it’s probably the last time he does play football in the middle of season. It’s unfortunate for him obviously.” Asked what potentially dangerous activities he takes part in, world number seven Rose added: “I ‘m not the biggest daredevil in the world. “Anything involving water relaxes me, so maybe spearfishing – that’s probably the most James Bond, daredevil thing I get up to. Justin Rose has backed Rory McIlroy’s decision to play football just days before the defence of his Open title – and revealed he relaxes by going spearfishing in the Bahamas. McIlroy suffered a serious ankle injury during a kickabout with friends on Saturday and medical experts believe he could be out of action for several months if it is a “total rupture” of the anterior talofibular ligament, as described by the Northern Irishman himself. The 26-year-old has pulled out of this week’s Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open and although he has refused to rule out defending his Open title at St Andrews next week, the odds appear stacked against the four-time major winner. last_img read more

Liverpool announce appointment of Jurgen Klopp as new manager

first_img “The German coach has signed a deal to take the helm at the Reds and will be presented at a press conference at Anfield on Friday morning.” Klopp will be presented at a 10am press conference on Friday and his arrival represents something of a coup for owners Fenway Sports Group, who moved swiftly and decisively to appoint the 48-year-old after sacking Brendan Rodgers following Sunday’s 1-1 draw at Everton. Regarded as one of the top coaches in Europe, the fact he has taken on the challenge at Liverpool – who apart from one thrilling title near-miss in 2014 have slid well down the Premier League pecking order – is already being viewed by fans as a significant turning point in their fortunes. Klopp’s appointment immediately injects a feelgood factor into a club in need of it after they were humbled 3-0 at home by West Ham and only just scraped past League Two Carlisle on penalties in the Capital One Cup. But the German will also be expected to bring success back to Anfield, and with the club just three points off the top four and only six behind leaders Manchester City there is great optimism he will be able to have a considerable impact this season. Klopp is expected to bring with him Bosnian Zeljko Buvac, his assistant both at Dortmund and Mainz before that, and coach Peter Krawietz. In preparation for that the club began a clear-out of many of predecessor Rodgers’ backroom staff earlier in the day, with assistant manager Sean O’Driscoll and first team coach Gary McAllister – who were only brought in over the summer in an overhaul of coaching personnel – removed from their posts. Head of performance Glen Driscoll and head of opposition analysis Chris Davies, who followed Rodgers to Anfield from Swansea in 2012, have also lost their jobs. However, former Reds midfielder McAllister has accepted an ambassadorial role and the former Scotland international’s classy act in taking training on Thursday – even though he knew it was his last – reflects well on him and the what influence he can have behind the scenes. McAllister took the session with one member of staff – Pep Lijnders, promoted in the summer from the club’s academy as a player development coach – who has kept his job. It appears the position of head of fitness and conditioning Ryland Morgans, another Rodgers recruit from Swansea, is also safe for now. “The club would like to place on record its thanks to all four men (who have left) for the professionalism, commitment and dedication they have displayed during their time here, and the positive impact they have had in helping to support football operations and the team,” said a club statement. “McAllister will remain with the club, albeit in a different role, not connected to first-team duties. “The Scot has accepted an ambassadorial position, which will allow the club to benefit from his strong connection and affinity with the supporters. “The club would also like to take this opportunity to wish Sean, Glen and Chris every success in the future.” Former Liverpool manager and now England boss Roy Hodgson offered Klopp his best wishes in his new job. “Certainly we wish him well. I mean, it is like everything else – everybody who comes into the job has taken somebody else’s job,” said Hodgson. “It is club business when they decide to change managers. It has got nothing to do with international managers like myself. “All I can do is welcome Jurgen to England and wish him the very best of luck with his job of making Liverpool the top team that the owners would like them to be.” Hodgson also expressed the hope he and the German would enjoy a good working relationship in the coming years. “I’ve been very fortunate since taking over as the England manager that I had a very good relationship, and received a lot of help and backing from Brendan Rodgers,” he added. “I am hoping that Jurgen Klopp will give me the same support and backing as we’ve had.” Press Association Liverpool have confirmed the appointment of former Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp as their new manager. The German signed his contract, which Press Association Sport understands is a three-year deal, in a city centre hotel after flying into Liverpool John Lennon airport on Thursday evening. In a short statement on Twitter the club said: “Liverpool Football Club are delighted to announce Jurgen Klopp has been appointed as the club’s new manager. last_img read more

Cricket News West Indies legend Chris Gayle to retire from International Cricket after home series against India later this year

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: The West Indies cricket legend Chris Gayle aka Universe Boss is set to retire from international cricket after the home ODI and Test series against India scheduled in August-September. The 39-year-old had last month stated that he would call it quits after the ongoing World Cup but speaking to the media on the eve of the game against India here, the left-hander said he has had a change of mind.”It’s still not the end. I still have a few games to go.May be another series to go, as well. Who knows, we will see what happens. My plans after World Cup? I may play a Test match against India and then I will definitely play the ODIs against India. I won’t play the T20s. That’s my plan after the World Cup,” Gayle said. West Indies media manager Philip Spooner later confirmed that the assignment against India will be Gayle’s last in national colours. “Yes, Chris will play his last series against India,” Spooner told PTI. India’s tour of West Indies comprises three T20 Internationals, three ODIs followed by a couple of Test matches.The T20Is will open the tour from August 3, the ODIs are lined up from August 8 and the Tests will take place from August 22 to September 3.In the pre-match press conference before the India game, he said, “I know there is still a slim chance for us to actually qualify but anything is possible. We are going up against India, so it is going to be a challenge. They are playing good cricket, I’m actually looking forward to it.”Gayle has appeared in 103 Tests, accumulating 7215 runs at an average of 42.19. In 294 ODI appearances, Gayle put together 10345 runs, while in 58 T20 Internationals, he has 1627 runs. The man who calls himself the ‘Universe Boss’ is a fan favourite for his flamboyant stroke-play and is considered a game-changing batsman. Chris Gayle is set to retire from International Cricket. Chris Gayle is currently playing in World Cup. Gayle will continue to feature in franchise based T20 leagues. center_img highlightslast_img read more