Injured India batsman Gautam Gambhir’s chances of playing in the cash-rich Champions League Twenty20 seem pretty bleak and the left-hander will take a final call on his participation latest by next Sunday, according to sources.
Gambhir, had to return from England as he has been suffering from concussion due to a nasty fall while running backwards to take a catch and has been advised complete rest by the doctors as of now.
Gambhir captained Kolkata Knight Riders to the last four stage in the fourth edition of IPL and was expected to lead the side.
"Gautam will be consulting his doctor (neurologist) on September 9 or 10 and decide on his participation in the tournament," a senior KKR official told PTI.
Since Gambhir has had difficulty in sighting the ball of late and even threw up during his return flight to India, KKR management won't push the star opener for the tournament.
"It will entirely be Gautam and his doctor's call. We can't say anything at the moment," the official added.