Jamaica Tallawahs chose not to retain Gayle after the West Indian re-joined the franchise last season. Chris Gayle will represent St Lucia Zouks in the 2020 CPL season
Chris Gayle and Ramnaresh Sarwan. (Reuters Photo)
- Chris Gayle has lashed out at Ramnaresh Sarwan in a YouTube message
- Gayle blamed Sarwan for his fallout with CPL franchise Jamaica Tallawahs
- Gayle called his former West Indian teammate worse than coronavirus
Chirs Gayle has lashed out at former West Indian teammate Ramnaresh Sarwan and has called him ‘ snake’ and ‘worse than coronavirus’ for his alleged role in the former’s fallout with the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) franchise Jamaica Tallawahs.
“Sarwan, you are worse than the coronavirus right now,” Gayle said in the video released in three parts on his official YouTube channel where he ripped apart the former West Indian skipper.
Jamaica Tallawahs chose not to retain Gayle after the West Indian re-joined the franchise last season. Chris Gayle will represent St Lucia Zouks in the 2020 CPL season where he will be playing under the leadership of Darren Sammy and head coach Andy Flower.
Gayle played for the Tallawahs in the first four CPL seasons before representing St Kitts and Nevis Patriots. in the next two seasons.
“What transpired with the Tallahwahs, you had a big part to play. Sarwan, you were the one who gave a big speech at my birthday party about how far we have come. Sarwan, you are a snake. You know, you are not the most loved person in the Caribbean. You are so vindictive, you are still immature, you are back-stabbing. When are you planning to change?” Gayle said in the YouTube video.
“That goes to show your own people undermine you. Doesn’t matter how far you and they are coming from, they still undermine you,” said Gayle.
“Out of that era – 1996 – I’m the only one active, playing. Everyone else retired. I’m the last man standing within that era…and I’m still going strong. So it kind of hurt them to see Chris Gayle still playing and still being successful. I’m talking about past and present players. But I’m dealing with you Sarwan. I’ll deal (with the others) whenever that time comes.”
“The amount of lies he used to tell on the players…him and the team management were not getting on.”
The CPL is scheduled between August 19 and September 26, however, there could be a change in the dates due to the ongoing Covid-19 crisis. The tournament will be played behind closed doors or without overseas players, or delayed until December, as organizers continue to discuss the roadmap for the league.