Gayle escapes punishment from CPL after social media tirade

Big-hitting West Indies batsman Chris Gayle will not need to face a disciplinary panel for comments he made criticizing the management, staff and players of Caribbean Premier League franchise the Jamiaca Tallawahs.

Gayle's comments which were posted on social media took aim at various members of the Tallawahs organization who he chided for their decision not to renew his contract for the 2020 CPL season.

A statement by chairman of the CPL tournament committee, former Jamaican Prime Minister PJ Patterson on Friday says the release of a statement by Gayle in which he apologized for the way the content of the videos came across satisfied all stakeholders that no hearing would be necessary.

The statement said in part that Gayle stood by his comments but admitted that portions of the comments may be viewed as damaging to Cricket West Indies and to the CPL tournament and its brand. The statement also went on to declare the matter closed. Gayle was subsequently acquired by the St Lucia Zouks for the 2020 CPL season.



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