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Usain Bolt gets a cricket call-up, gets invited for GPCL

Usain Bolt, widely considered as the best sprinter of all time, is a devoted cricket fan and has frequently professed his desire to demonstrate his abilities in the 22 yards. Since speed is something we connect with the sprinting icon, Bolt, who is the only sprinter to win the 100- and 200-meter Olympic titles at three consecutive Olympics (2008, 2012, and 2016), may have played fast bowler for the West Indies. He is actually a native of Jamaica, which has given the world some of the best fast bowlers, including the illustrious Michael Holding and Courtney Walsh.

While growing up in Jamaica, Bolt would train as a child to be a cricketer. Watching him run at lightning-fast speed during the training, his cricket coach suggested him to try track and field. As it turned out, he etched his name in the history books by winning the Olympic gold medal eight times.

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Bolt to make dream debut in New Delhi

Usain Bolt might finally realise his childhood dream of playing professional cricket now that he is a retired sprinter. Cricket holds a very special place in the hearts of Indians around the world. So it will be delightful to see Bolt heading out with the bat. Our sources indicate that next month, Bolt might demonstrate his cricketing prowess in India. Power Sportz, India’s first live digital sports channel, has contacted him for playing in the Global T20 Power Cricket League. The event will take place at the Yamuna Sports Complex Cricket Ground in New Delhi from October 2 to 9.

As per the sources, the deal is yet to be finalized and both parties are currently in discussion. If GPCL manages to rope in Bolt, then the competition will certainly attract the global audience.

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GPCL to feature Eight teams

Notably, GPCL T20, featuring eight teams from different nationalities. They aspire to cater to the Asian Diaspora population living outside of their country. The first edition of GPCL is being hosted in India under the NRI festival. And it will move to countries such as Middle East, USA, Canada, UK, and South Africa in the subsequent seasons.

Indian Sapphires, Australian Golds, English Reds, American Indigos, Irish Olives, Scottish Mulberries, South African Emeralds, and Sri Lankan Violets are the eight teams participating in the competition.

Former Indian cricketers Munaf Patel and Yusuf Pathan, former Afghanistan captain Gulbadin Naib, famous all-rounder Angelo Mathews of Sri Lanka, Englishman Ian Bell, Australian Callum Ferguson, and West Indian Kirk Edwards are just a few of the well-known players competing in the GPCL T20. If Usain Bolt is signed by a team in the GPCL T20, it is still to be seen if he would rather bat or bowl. Given his strength to hit sixes and take daring swings, he may become a fantastic fast bowler with his lengthy strides or a useful hitter.

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Abhijeet Chatterjee
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