West Indies star batsman Chris Gayle has announced his retirement from the ODI format after the 2019 World Cup.
About Chris Gayle
- Chris Gayle has played 284 ODIs in his 19-year long career. He has scored 9,727 runs at an average of 37.12.
- He has scored 49 fifties and 23 centuries at a strike rate of 85.52.
- The explosive batsman is the second-leading ODI run scorer just behind the legendary Brian Lara.
- He holds the record for most centuries (23) by a West Indian in the ODI format.
- He is the only West Indian player to score a double ton and the first to score at a World Cup
- Gayle has been included in the team for the up-coming ODI Series against England. Last time he featured in the national team was in July 2018 against Bangladesh.
About ICC Cricket World Cup 2019
The ICC Cricket World Cup is the international championship of One Day International cricket. The tournament is held every four years and is organized by the International Cricket Council or the ICC. The 2019 Cricket World Cup will be the 12th edition and is scheduled to be held in England and Wales from 30th May to 14th July 2019. The last World Cup was held in 2015 in Australia and New Zealand. Australia is the defending Champion of the trophy.
After the withdrawal of the Most Favored Nation tag to Pakistan, India has now increased the customs duties for imports from Pakistan to 200%. The increase in the customs duty would drastically increase the prices of Pakistani goods in India and make exports unfeasible.
Pakistan Exports to India
Pakistan’s exports to India include fresh fruits, cement, petroleum products, bulk minerals and ores, finished leather, processed minerals, inorganic chemicals, cotton raw, spices, wool, rubber product, alcoholic beverage, medical instruments, marine goods, plastic, dyes and sports goods.
The increase in the customs duty would adversely impact Pakistan’s exports to India, which stood at USD 488.5 million (around Rs 3,482.3 crore) in 2017-18 as it would drastically increase the price of goods in India.
The increase in the customs duty is in accordance with its domestic Foreign Trade (Development And Regulation) Act which allows the government to prohibit, restrict or regulate the import or export of goods and also conform to the global trade norms which do not require any country to furnish any information disclosure for which it considers contrary to its essential security interests and allow countries any action which they consider necessary for the protection of their essential security interests.