Cricket West Indies(CWI) Chief Ricky Skerritt said that Chris Gayle must charge a penalty for his recent outburst against Ramnaresh Sarwan and also wished not an end of the big hitter’s “outstanding career”.
The 40-year-old Gayle accused Guyanese of hatching his exit from CPL outfit Jamaica Tallawahs as he signed by St Lucia Zouks for the 2020 season of the Caribbean Premium League and called “worse than coronavirus” to his former teammate.
Skerritt said although it is an “interpersonal battle”, he believes this controversy not to end so easily. “I’m sure there is some kind of discussion taking place at the moment between Chris and the CPL because the CPL has rules which will come into view here because Chris is signed into a franchise team,” Skerrit was quoted as saying by ‘Jamaica-Gleaner’.
“I hope it doesn’t become a world matter in terms of the career of Mr Gayle because it’s been a very outstanding career and I really wouldn’t want to see it brought to an end by this event,” he added.
“Sarwan, you are worse than the coronavirus right now,” Gayle had said in a video uploaded on his YouTube channel.
“What transpired with the Tallawahs, you have a big part to play because you and the owner are like this (very close).” he added.
Skerritts asserted that it was a hapless incident and wished no bad impact on Gayle’s career.
“It’s certainly not something that I enjoyed looking at or reading about …. Personally, I think that was unfortunate, but the process will have to take its course and that process will get triggered because he is a contracted player in the CPL within the West Indies league,” Skerritt said.
“If a player is contracted to a club or a franchise or to Cricket West Indies … that kind of behaviour brings that contract into some level of disrepute,” he added.