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Chris Gayle could bow to WICB

Published: Monday March 19, 2012 | 1:13 pm Comments 0
Jamaican cricketer Chris Gayle- file photo
Jamaican cricketer Chris Gayle- file photo

Embattled Jamaican batsman Chris Gayle is currently locked in a meeting with CARICOM leaders and West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) officials in a bid to resolve the dispute that has kept the former captain out of the regional team for close to a year.

The meeting is being held in St Vincent and the Grenadines.

It is understood that Gayle is expected to submit either an apology or make a retraction of statements he made during a controversial radio interview last year in which he openly criticised coach Ottis Gibson and the WICB.

The WICB, in a subsequent response, has stated that Gayle would not be readmitted to the team, unless he either apologises or retracts the comments he made.

Gayle watched from the stands yesterday as the Windies ended a six-year wait for a one-day victory over Australia, with a five-wicket victory in game two of the five-match series at the Arnos Vale Cricket Ground in St Vincent.

As the match progressed reports were circulating that Gayle has resolved his long-running dispute with the WICB and could return for the last two One-Day Internationals.

Australia cricket captain Shane Watson says his team is preparing for Gayle if he returns to the Caribbean side at some point during the One-Day International series.

The third match will be played at the same venue tomorrow before the teams move on to St Lucia for the final two games.

The five-match series is now locked at one apiece.

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