Modified 16 Might 2020, 23:54 IST
Chris Gayle stands by the explosive feedback he made about ex-West Indies team-mate Ramnaresh Sarwan and has averted punishment from the Caribbean Premier League.
Earlier this month, Sarwan described allegations made by Gayle in a controversial video as “scandalous”.
The West Indies batsman described his former colleague Sarwan as “worse than the coronavirus” in an April rant on YouTube.
Gayle additionally branded him “a snake”, “evil”, “depraved”, “poison”, “vindictive”, “immature”, and “despicable”.
The remarks got here after Gayle – West Indies’ main run scorer in ODIs and Twenty20s – was launched by CPL aspect Jamaica Tallawahs, for whom Sarwan is assistant coach.
In an announcement, Gayle insisted he stands by his feedback with regard to the way in which he claims to have been handled, however does remorse any injury to the fame of Cricket West Indies and the CPL.
CPL organisers had requested the 40-year-old batsman, now with St Lucia Zouks, to handle the problem, and have been happy with what he stated. They now think about the matter to be closed.
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“In as far as my resentment on the remedy, I stand by my feedback in these movies,” Gayle stated.
“I made these movies with one single intention – to elucidate to the followers in Jamaica the explanations behind what has now turn into my second departure from the Tallawahs franchise.
“It was my biggest want to end my Caribbean Premier League profession in Jamaica – enjoying in entrance of my residence crowd at Sabina Park with the franchise that I had beforehand led to 2 CPL titles.
“Having stated that, I should be trustworthy and say that I now realise how parts of my feedback could also be seen as being damaging to Cricket West Indies, and to the CPL Event and its model.
“[It is] a event which I’ve sincerely loved not simply being part of, but additionally serving to to construct and promote. It was by no means my intention to wreck the T20 event.
“Taking part in within the CPL has assured a chance for the previous seven years to play in entrance of the nice followers of the Caribbean. This can be a privilege which I genuinely admire and have by no means taken as a right.”
In his response to Gayle’s preliminary remarks, Sarwan was left shocked, saying he believes them to have induced “immeasurable injury to the gentleman’s sport of cricket”.
He posted on Fb: “Let me make it abundantly clear, I’ve performed with Gayle from the inception of my worldwide profession and I’ve all the time revered him as a unprecedented expertise, a colleague, and most significantly, a detailed pal.
“Therefore my utter shock by these scandalous allegations – in that video, he has levelled false allegations and tarnished the reputations of a collection of individuals.
“I used to be the main target of a lot of the onslaughts. I reply, not as a result of I really feel that Gayle’s rantings are worthy of it, however as a result of I really feel that the general public’s report should be set straight and likewise, to guard the character and careers of so many individuals, whose picture he has sought to besmirch.”