West Indies story Chris Gayle says he stands by calling feeble team-mate Ramnaresh Sarwan “a snake”, “nasty”, “corrupt”, and “poison” because his phrases secure been “spoken from the coronary heart”.
Gayle, 40, verbally lashed out last month and blamed Jamaica Tallawahs assistant coach Sarwan for his release from the Caribbean Premier League team.
“In up to now as my resentment on the cure, I stand by my comments in those movies,” mentioned Gayle, who also is named Sarwan “vindictive”, “immature”, and “spoiled”.
Gayle, West Indies main speed scorer in one-day internationals, added: “I made these movies with one single map – to demonstrate to the followers in Jamaica the causes within the wait on of what has now change into my 2d departure from the Tallawahs franchise.
“It became my finest secure to have my Caribbean Premier League (CPL) profession in Jamaica – playing in entrance of my dwelling crowd at Sabina Park with the franchise that I had beforehand led to two CPL titles.
“Having mentioned that, I must be factual and suppose that I now realise how parts of my comments shall be viewed as being damaging to Cricket West Indies, and to the CPL Tournament and its value – a match which I secure sincerely loved now not acceptable being a little bit of, but also serving to to construct and promote.
“It became never my map to ruin the T20 match. Enjoying within the CPL has assured an substitute for the past seven years to play in entrance of the mountainous followers of the Caribbean. Right here’s a privilege which I in actuality worship and secure never taken with no consideration.”
The CPL had entreated Gayle to ticket a commentary on the comments he made in a video posted on YouTube and mentioned the matter is now closed.
Gayle led the Tallahwahs to the CPL title in 2013 and 2016 and, after a spell with St Kitts & Nevis Patriots, returned to the franchise last 365 days.
Despite scoring 116 in his 2d game, he managed very finest 243 runs in 10 innings as the Tallawahs finished backside of the desk.
He’s making ready for the original season – on account of birth in August – the keep he’ll play for St Lucia Zouks.