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Caribbean chiefs respond to Gayle's call for solution

cricket Updated: Jul 05, 2011 23:01 IST
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There appears some light at the end of the tunnel for former West Indies skipper Chris Gayle. CARICOM, the body of the Caribbean community heads of government, has responded positively to the batsman's appeal to intervene in his tussle with the cricket board that has kept him out of the team.

The West Indies Players Association (WIPA) thanked the heads of governments after the issue was taken up at a CARICOM meeting in St Kitts.

"WIPA views with considerable optimism the decision to revive the Prime Ministerial Sub-Committee on Cricket and to review the matter involving Gayle and the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), as well as the broader issues between the board and WIPA," it said in a statement on its website.

Gayle has threatened to walk away from West Indies cricket if he is kept waiting but the WICB has said he will first have to explain his behaviour and his public criticism of the administration and team management.

The explosive Jamaican batsman has not played for West Indies since the World Cup. The row has dominated cricket news in the region and showed no signs it would be settled any time soon.

Like father like son
Roseau, Dominica
: As Shivnarine Chanderpaul faces the Indians in the final Test here, his elder son Taignarine Chanderpaul will battle it out for Guyana in the West Indies under-15 tournament.

Guyana will take on Leeward Islands starting Wednesday and Taignarine will have a chance to show his skills as a batsman.

Taignarine did not get a chance to feature in the first-round match between Guyana and Trinidad & Tobago as rain washed out the two-day match.

Taignarine has been scoring prolifically in domestic cricket in Guyana and will want to take his form into the regional tournament.

After the rain-affected first round, Jamaica lead the points table, followed by Barbados and Windward Islands.