WICB: Gayle must apologize
THE WEST INDIES Cricket Board (WICB) is demanding that former captain Chris Gayle withdraws his controversial statements if he wants to represent the regional team in the future.
This decision was taken following a WICB Board of Directors meeting in St Lucia last weekend.
“Having received reports and reviewed correspondence between Chris Gayle and the West Indies Cricket Board and the West Indies Team Management and taking into consideration public statements made by Gayle with regard to the board and its officers, the board requires that Gayle withdraws his comments in order to be considered for selection to the West Indies team,” the WICB said in a Press release yesterday.
But the board also noted that it recognizes Gayle “as an experienced player who can contribute meaningfully to the performance of the West Indies team”.
It was also pointed out that in the continued hope that Gayle complies with the standards and requirements set by the board, and in response to a request by the Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA), the board unanimously agreed that it would seek the services of a facilitator to assist Gayle in complying with the requirements of the board.
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