Gayle yet to sort out differences with WICB officials

Last Updated: Jun 01, 2011, 00:32 AM IST

Port Of Spain (Trinidad): Explosive West Indies opener Chris Gayle who hasn`t been included for the only Twenty20 International and first two ODIs against India is yet to respond to the call from West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) top brass to sort out the differences in order to be eligible for selection in the national team.

The Jamaican media is also unaware as to when Gayle would decide to sit across the table with the WICB officials and bury the hatchet.

The WICB officials are peeved about a radio interview in which Gayle alleged that the board authorities didn`t bother to check the status of his fitness before annoucing the squad for Pakistan series.

That has irked the WICB officials to such an extent that they have kept the records of the e-mails sent to the big-bodied Jamaican enquiring about his fitness as well as the record of the numerous phone calls that went unanswered.

"They want to confront him with solid evidence and seek an unconditional public apology before he could again play for West Indies," said the source.

This move has apparently put Gayle on backfoot and forced him to keep his counsel. In most likelihood, he would arrive in Jamaica tomorrow and then speak to Dinanath Ramnaraine, president of the West Indies Players` Association (WIPA) before deciding on his next course of action.

PTI