The ‘Universe Boss’ Chris Gayle, has been all over the headlines due to all the wrong reasons, following a scathing remark on former teammate Ramnaresh Sarwan and franchise Jamaica Tallawahs.
Cricket West Indies (CWI) chief Ricky Skerritt earlier stated on Gayle not facing career-ending consequences for his actions. In all likelihood, Gayle was looking at a possible disciplinary action from Caribbean Premier League’s (CPL) concerned committee.
However, with his latest issue of apology, CPL disciplinary board will now pardon the franchise cricket legend.
In the statement, Gayle stood by his remarks. Further, he said that the videos on his YouTube channel were intended to explain his departure from Tallawahs.
Also, Gayle threw light into his desires to finish his glittering career in front of his beloved fans on home ground at the Sabina Park in Jamaica, for whom he led the way to two CPL titles.
In hindsight, Gayle realised his statements were damaging towards CWI as well as CPL- the brand.
“It was never my intention to damage the T20 Tournament. Playing in the CPL has guaranteed an opportunity for the past seven years in front of the great fans of the Caribbean. This is a privilege which I genuinely appreciate and have never taken for granted. Right now, my eyes are fixed firmly on the season ahead, and the new challenge which playing for the St. Lucia Zouks franchise will bring. I hope to see you there,” he added.
Notwithstanding, intense efforts were made to settle the charges for the benefit of CWI, CPL and Mr Gayle, before empanelling its members. These efforts have resulted in acceptance by Mr Gayle of the need to issue the statement attached hereto. This was received by the CTC and shared with the CPL & CWI to the satisfaction of all parties. Given the assurance of Mr Gayle to act in good faith, it, therefore, is no longer necessary to empanel a Tribunal. The CTC, the CPL and CWI, therefore, consider the matter closed,” the CPL committee stated through its press release.