West Indian selectors drop out Chris Gayle’s name from squad
Former West Indian captain, Chris Gayle, has been dropped out of the only Twenty20 and the first two ODI matches against India. The reason behind his exclusion from the West Indian squad was his ongoing conflict with the selectors.
After being dropped from the recently concluded home series against Pakistan, Chris Gayle made a bitter comment against the board in a widely publicized radio interview in Jamaica.
Because of this reason, he may not get support from the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB). However, his drop out from the home series allowed him to play in the fourth season of the Indian Premier League for Royal Challengers Bangalore.
No doubt, his exclusion surprised the cricket fans as he performed well in the IPL. He was the highest run scorer and it is thought that depending on his bat RCB could make their place in the final. He will not be considered for selection to the West Indies team until he gives detail about the comments he told in a radio interview. In his interview, he criticized the selectors.
Chris Gayle has been asked by the WICB to attend at the meeting before selection committee. This meeting will decide whether he will be able to play in the rest of the matches or not.