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West Indies board calls on Gayle again

The long-standing feud between Chris Gayle and the West Indies Cricket Board could finally end as the WICB wants to meet him again after Players' Association vice-president Wavell Hinds said the batsman is willing to apologise if needed.

cricket Updated: Jun 23, 2011 14:30 IST

The long-standing feud between Chris Gayle and the West Indies Cricket Board could finally end as the WICB wants to meet him again after Players' Association vice-president Wavell Hinds said the batsman is willing to apologise if needed.

Gayle was left out of the West Indies squad for the ongoing Test series against India after a June 14 meeting to sort out their differences ended on a stormy note.

The feud originally started when Gayle criticised the WICB for leaving him in a lurch during his injury problems.

But after months of bickering, the WICB has written to Gayle again stating that "the June 14 meeting failed as the discussions were repeatedly diverted to peripheral issues instead of being focussed on finding a constructive solution to the matter before us".

"However, the Board does recognise your contributions to West Indies cricket and the value which you bring to a West Indies team; and remains available to meet with you, should you be willing to do so, so that we can bring some resolution to this matter. We await your response to discuss a mutually acceptable way forward," 'ESPN Cricinfo' quoted WICB chief Ernest Hilaire as saying in the letter.