Worrell’s waySt Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves being greeted warmly by Sir Wes Hall. (Rawle Culbard)
By NATASHA BECKLES | Sat, July 21, 2012 - 12:07 AM
IF LEGENDARY WEST INDIES CAPTAIN FRANK WORRELL were still alive, he would have tried to persuade the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) to swiftly put the Chris Gayle dispute behind them and to move forward in the interests of regional cricket.
And according to St Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves, he would have urged Gayle to “make an expression of regret” after he criticized the regional governing body during a radio interview.
Delivering the 17th Frank Worrell Memorial Lecture on Thursday night before a packed audience at the Errol Barrow Centre For Creative Imagination, he said Worrell’s “intuitive and learned intelligence and his balanced judgement” would more than likely have informed him that the powerful opening batsman’s infraction was “minimalist”.
Gonsalves, who was called upon to chair a meeting with WICB and Gayle in order to effect the batsman’s return to the regional side, said he sensed a “mistrust” between the two parties which was rooted in cultural issues, poor communication and less than cordial interpersonal relations.Please read the full story in today’s SATURDAY SUN, or in the eNATION edition.
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