If the reports today on Cricinfo are to be believed then it seems the impasse between Chris Gayle and the WICB is about to be resolved and the T20 gun for hire could appear in the maroon cap again soon.
Let’s hope both parties leave their egos at home and can come to an accommodation because each needs the other. The West Indian side clearly needs Gayle at the top of the order in all forms of the game to add some power and experience to what is a burgeoning but woefully inexperienced side.
And Gayle needs the West Indies. There is only so much money and pointless domestic T20 competitions that even a lover of bling such as Gayle can take. He scored a triple century in the last Test series in which he played and averages around 40 in both Test and ODIs. Add in the fact that he is the best T20 batsman around and there is a World T20 in only six months time, then it is easy to see how a mutual settlement benefits both parties.
A return to the fold is perhaps the most fitting way for Gayle to pay tribute to the recently departed Runako Morton.
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