The West Indies are pulling out all the stops in a bid to see former captain Chris Gayle return to the international set-up following a self-imposed exile from the batsman. Jamaican Cricket secretary Fritz Harris has revealed the West Indian Cricket Board will soon meet with Gayle to discuss the possibility of some sort of reconciliation between the two parties, in talks that will also be attended by a number of politicians – proving just how eager the board are to have Gayle back in the team.
West Indies head coach Ottis Gibson will also be present at the meeting, despite the former bowler being one of those criticised by Gayle before he quit international cricket. The batsman has been a regular on the Twenty20 scene over the past year, but now the West Indies are hoping to see the opener back in their side as they look to build on some positive recent form. People looking at the best cricket online betting will be keeping a close eye on things.
“A meeting has been arranged between Gayle, the WICB and a few heads of government in a bid to arrive at an amicable solution that could result in Gayle returning to the team,” Harris told the Jamaica Gleaner.
While Gayle would not only bring his brutal batting style back to the West Indian side but also a vast amount of experience, which would really strengthen this current young team.
With 91 Tests, 228 ODI and 20 T20 appearances for the West Indies there aren’t many in world cricket who can match Gayle for experience, and there certainly aren’t many batsmen in the world who can match the 32-year old for sheer effectiveness at the top of the order.