Cricket West Indies chief Ricky Skerritt has said that Chris Gayle might be penalized for his harsh comment against Ramnaresh Sarwan. Gayle called his Ramnaresh Sarwan “worse than coronavirus”, after his exit from Jamaica Tallawahs. Later, The 40-year-old joined St Lucia Zouks in the Caribbean Premier League for the 2020 season.
“I’m sure there is some kind of discussion taking place at the moment between Chris and the CPL. That’s because the CPL rules will come into view here. because Chris is signed into a franchise team. I hope it doesn’t become a world matter in terms of the career of Mr. Gayle. He has been a very outstanding career and I really wouldn’t want to see it brought to an end by this event,” Skerrit said.
The opener had claimed that Sarwan wants to have to take a more prominent role at the franchise. Gayle feels it was Ramnaresh Sarwan who played a big role in his exit from the CL franchise.
Gayle uploaded a video on his YouTube channel where he says, “Sarwan, you are worse than the coronavirus right now. What transpired with the Tallawahs, you have a big part to play because you and the owner are like this (very close).”
Skerritt has expressed his concern after the Gayle incident and shared how he hopes it doesn’t leave Gayle to take a harsh decision on his career.
“It’s certainly not something that I enjoyed looking at or reading about …. Personally, I think that was unfortunate. But the process will have to take its course. That process will get triggered because he is a contracted player in the CPL within the West Indies league. If a player is contracted to a club or a franchise or to Cricket West Indies … that kind of behaviour brings that contract into some level of disrepute,” Skerritt said.