WICB paves way for Gayle`s return

Bridgetown: The West Indies Cricket Board has paved the way for Chris Gayle`s selection to the national team but uncertainty continues to hover over the actual date of return and his role in a multi-million dollar lawsuit against the WICB.

Chairman of CARICOM`s Prime Ministerial sub-committee on cricket, Antigua and Barbuda`s Prime Minister Baldwin Spencer announced on Wednesday that the year-long impasse between the left-handed opener and the WICB had been resolved, `Trinidad and Tobago Express` reported.

His announcement follows weeks of negotiations which started in St. Vincent last month between the concerned parties and which were facilitated by St. Vincent Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves.

In a statement on March 23, Gayle said while he had signed the agreement, he remained ineligible for West Indies duty till the IPL`s conclusion.