Gayle meets WICB to sort differences

Chris Gayle and WICB failed to reach a resolution at a meeting in June this year Getty Images

Bridgetown (Barbados): Aug 24, 2011

Rebel West Indies opener Chris Gayle has met with West Indies Cricket Board chief executive Ernest Hilaire in Antigua in an attempt to resolve lingering issues that have kept the Jamaican out of the regional squad.

Unlike the last one back in June when he was represented by members of players union, Gayle was not accompanied by anyone at Tuesday’s meeting that lasted for an hour.

Hilaire, too, was unaccompanied.

The left-handed Gayle was overlooked for the recent one-day and Test series against India after failing to sort out differences with WICB management, arising from controversial comments he made in an interview with a Jamaican radio station earlier this year.

Then, he accused the board of failing to supervise his rehabilitation from injury following the Cricket World Cup and was also heavily critical of Hilaire, head coach Ottis Gibson and captain Darren Sammy.

During the June meeting in Jamaica, involving WICB’s director of cricket Tony Howard, team manager Richie Richardson, and Gibson, the warring parties failed to reach a resolution.(PTI)