On Thursday, The Caribbean Premier League (CPL) franchise Jamaica Tallawahs said that former batsman Ramnaresh Sarwan has nothing to do with Chris Gayle’s departure from the side and the decision was completely based on “business and cricketing reasoning”.
“Gayle gave several reasons for the decision that was made not to retain him in the Tallawahs. However, the truth is that this decision was made collectively by the Ownership and Management team which did not include Ramnaresh Sarwan and based purely on business and cricketing reasoning. Further, the Ownership and Management of the Tallahwas have no political affiliation with any political organization in any country of the Caribbean,” the CPL side said in a statement.
Recently, Star Batsman Gayle lashed out at former teammate Sarwan and called him ‘worse than coronavirus’. According to Gayle, he was the reason behind his departure from Tallaawahs.
“So someone has to be in his years telling him to get rid of Gayle. Sarwan, you are worse than the coronavirus right now. What transpired with the Tallahwahs, you had a big part to play. Sarwan, you are a snake. You know, you are not the most loved person in the Caribbean. You are still stabbing people in the back,” he said.
Gayle has played for Tallawahs and St Kitts and Nevis Patriots in the past and won the CPL title twice and played in finals with patriots in 2017.
In CPL 2019, The Tallawahs had a very disappointing season where the team finished in the last tournament. For the betterment of the team, The Management team has rehearsed to the selection of players for CPL 2020.