Former West Indies Captain, Chris Gayle, has agreed to sign a deal with the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), and CARICOM.
Gayle, however, provided a ‘side-letter’, while signing the agreement, however, the contents of that letter are still yet to be disclosed.
The WICB, released a statement, saying: “Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves (of St Vincent) provided a copy of Gayle’s ‘side letter’, the matter was discussed and the Board will respond to the Prime Minister shortly.”
Earlier in the week, the Jamaican Gleaner reported that a resolution between the WICB and Gayle was expected last Monday, when they met in a high-level meeting at St Vincent. However, Gayle refused to agree to a decision during the meeting, and the two parties broke off before today. The Gleaner, also suspected that Gayle was going to hand in a letter of apology and retract his comments made about the board and West Indies coach, Ottis Gibson.
But, questions about when Gayle will return to the West Indian squad still hang in the balance, as he is set to represent the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League (IPL), and Somerset, in England’s domestic Twenty20 International competition, later in the summer.
With Gayle under contract for the upcoming Twenty20 International tournaments, many people are questioning his loyalty to the West Indies national squad, who are currently hosting Australia, and whether there is any chance he will be allowed to play during the series.