Gayle hoping West Indies’ tour of South Africa goes ahead as planned

"I would love the South Africa tour to go ahead"

“I would love the South Africa tour to go ahead”

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West Indies opener Chris Gayle has announced that he is hoping the national team’s tour of South Africa in December will go ahead as planned.

Gayle’s comments come after the West Indies recently pulled out midway through their tour of India due to an ongoing pay dispute with the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) and West Indies Players’ Association (WIPA).

“Hopefully the dispute can be resolved and we will play against South Africa,” Gayle said. “The current situation between players and officials in the West Indies is unfortunate, but these disputes do happen occasionally.

“Talks are taking place to try and resolve the issue and I would love the South Africa tour to go ahead.”

The West Indies are scheduled to play three Tests, three Twenty20 Internationals and five ODIs against South Africa from December-January.

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