The 40-year-old Gayle, who was signed by St Lucia Zouks for the 2020 season of the Caribbean Premier League, known as his former teammate “worse than coronavirus”, accusing the Guyanese of plotting his exit from CPL outfit Jamaica Tallawahs. Skerritt stated although it’s an “interpersonal battle”, he would not count on the controversy to die down so simply.

“I’m sure there is some kind of discussion taking place at the moment between Chris and the CPL because the CPL has rules which will come into view here because Chris is signed into a franchise team,” Skerrit was quoted as saying by ‘Jamaica-Gleaner’.

“I hope it doesn’t become a world matter in terms of the career of Mr Gayle, because it’s been a very outstanding career and I really wouldn’t want to see it brought to an end by this event,” he added.

The opener had claimed that Sarwan was behind his ouster as the previous middle-order batsman wished to take management of the franchise. “Sarwan, you are worse than the coronavirus right now,” Gayle had stated in a video uploaded on his YouTube channel.

“What transpired with the Tallawahs, you have a big part to play because you and the owner are like this (very close).” Skerritts stated it was an unlucky incident and hoped it would not have an effect on Gayle’s profession.

“It’s certainly not something that I enjoyed looking at or reading about …. Personally, I think that was unfortunate, but the process will have to take its course and that process will get triggered because he is a contracted player in the CPL within the West Indies league,” Skerritt stated.

“If a player is contracted to a club or a franchise or to Cricket West Indies … that kind of behaviour brings that contract into some level of disrepute,” he added.

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