While the COVID-19 pandemic have kept cricketers off the field of play cricket news have been the big story in West Indies ahead of the CPL for 2020. The Big question is, why the universe boss Christopher Henry Gayle is bounced around at the end of his illustrious career as a T20 player. Names called as possible players involved with leaving Gayle out of the franchise of his choice where he had planned to finish his career; were, senior player Andre Russel, Assistant Coach/Franchise Owner Ramnaresh Sarwan, Head Coach Floyd Reifer, and Jeff Miller.
Andre Russel took to Instagram to clear the air that he had nothing, nor did he knew anything of Gayle surprise move from the Jamaica Tallawahs Franchise to the St. Lucia Zouks. Gayle while telling his story, in a YouTube video, out lined what he believes to be the reason why he is not playing with the Jamaican Tallawahs. He ripped into Assistant Coach Ramneresh Sarwan calling him a “Snake”, “vindictive” and “despicable” person who Gayle concludes is responsible for his departure from the Tallawahs.
In the meantime Daren Sammy is excited to have Chris Gayle as part of the Zouks set up for this years CPL. Daren Sammy is quoted as saying “I welcome him to the Zouks Franchise. Chris will be in St Lucia and the fans will be happy that Jamaica has released him. I will have a motivated Chris Gayle looking to prove a point that he is one of the leading T20 batsmen in the world. I can’t wait for CPL 2020 and hopefully the coronavirus will be under control and we can have an exciting T20 tournament. Welcome home Chris Gayle!”
Jamaica would have wanted to rise from the ashes of being at the bottom of the table, to contest a title which they have won two times already; But without Gayle, a dispirited dressing room, and a possible lack of Jamaican support in the absence of the popular Jamaican star, The coaching staff will have their work cut out for them, when they too are blamed for the absence of the big hitting Universe Boss Christopher Gayle not being in the Tallawahs squad and not able to finish his career in Jamaican colors.