Chris Gayle keen on owning ISL-type team


The announcement by CWI came just hours after they also revealed an end to the impasse with leading Test batsman Darren Bravo on a day of rare reconciliation in West Indies cricket.

According to an article on ESPNCricinfo, Gayle and other players including Kieron Pollard, Sunil Narine, Dwayne Bravo and Chris Gayle could be back in fold after the West Indies Players Association (WIPA) called for peace talks.

Chris Gayle featured in Windies' win over India in the one-off T20I at Sabina Park on last Sunday. From a personal point of view, I'll have to be monitored as well, playing for the West Indies. Hopefully I can play a few more games.

Asked is he hopeful of remaining in Royal Challengers Bangalore next year, Gayle said, "I really don't know what is in store". Things are changing, though, as Gayle would have everyone believe, and if things go to plan, Gayle could well be a familiar figure in the Windies limited-overs teams from here all the way to the 2019 50-over World Cup, which, he hinted, could be his swansong.

An official release from the cricket board stated that the 21-year-old's suspension period has ended and he will now be eligible to play all three formats for the national side. "It's looking good, and we've got to try and build from this to get the best players out on the field".

After a nine-month of impasse, Cricket West Indies president Dave Cameron has admitted error in statements he made about Darren Bravo and apologised.

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The board may also relax its stance on compelling players to represent their regional sides in order to be selected for the West Indies, which has effectively forced some of the Caribbean's leading lights to choose between the lure of domestic T20 tournaments and playing global cricket.

When Chris Gayle turned out - quite unspectacularly, it has to be said - for Windies against India in the recent one-off Twenty20 global at Sabina Park, it was his first game in the colours of the islands since April 3, 2016, the final of the World T20.

But, while the men from the Caribbean have dominated in the shortest format, Gayle conceded that they have to improve in ODIs, especially since they are in danger of failing to automatically qualify for the 2019 World Cup. "I didn't realise at the time how long I was out", Gayle said.

The 50 over World Cup has gone through a change.

If the West Indies are not among the top eight ODI sides by September 30, they will have to take part in a qualification tournament in order to earn a spot in the 2019 World Cup.

Gayle said cricket itself is business and all the stakeholders want to raise money as much as possible. "He will be going to be unsafe if he is consistent", Gayle said after announcing his investment venture in IONA Entertainment.