Chris Gayle said that from his point of view, hopefully things would be resolved and they can get a green light from the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) to go ahead and play against South Africa © IANS (File Photo)
Chris Gayle said that from his point of view, hopefully things would be resolved and they can get a green light from the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) to go ahead and play against South Africa © IANS (File Photo)

Johannesburg: Nov 01, 2014

West Indies cricketer Chris Gayle is optimistic that his team would tour South Africa in December despite a pay dispute with the country’s cricket board.

Gayle said that from his point of view, hopefully things would be resolved and they can get a green light from the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) to go ahead and play against South Africa.

The West Indians pulled out of their recent tour of India midway through the series with an ODI, T20 International and three Tests remaining, Sport24 reported.

He said that it’s just unfortunate where things are at the moment, but added that these things tend to happen in industries. He said that before he left the Caribbean, there was a meeting held between Dwayne Bravo and the board, adding that he doesn’t know what the outcome was, and they would love to see the cricket go on because that’s what they are there for.

Gayle said that it would make the people feel happy to see some good cricket. The West Indies is scheduled to play three Tests, three T20 Internationals and five ODIs in South Africa, kicking off with the first Test at Centurion on December 17, the report added.

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