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Gayle might walk away from West Indies cricket: report

Rebel West Indies batsman Chris Gayle is so frustrated and disillusioned with his Cricket Board officials that he might consider walking away from the national team, a media report here has claimed.

cricket Updated: Jun 17, 2011 13:33 IST

Rebel West Indies batsman Chris Gayle is so frustrated and disillusioned with his Cricket Board officials that he might consider walking away from the national team, a media report here has claimed.

According to the Trinidad Guardian, the friction between the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) and Gayle has only increased after a stormy meeting, which was ironically called to settle the differences after the batsman's controversial radio interview.

In that outburst, Gayle had lambasted the WICB for leaving him in a lurch during his recent injury crisis. The WICB wants Gayle to retract from the statement but he has refused, heightening the tensions.

He was left out of the ODI squad for the just-concluded series against India, and could also be dropped from the side for the Tests starting Monday. "Chris wants to play cricket for the West Indies.

He wants to play really badly and this is why he turned up for the meeting. However, what was said and how it was said at the meeting has left him rather frustrated and he may now look at taking his game away from the West Indies," the newspaper quoted a source as saying.