Chris Gayle will only be considered for selection for West Indies if he retracts statements he made about the West Indies board and its officers, the West Indies Cricke Board has said. The board will appoint a mediator to assist Gayle in complying with their requirements.
The decision comes after the last meeting between Gayle and board chief Ernest Hilaire, two months ago, had more positive results then previous meetings.
Relations between Gayle and the board broke down after he gave a scathing radio interview in April criticising the board and coach Ottis Gibson. After attempts at reconciliation failed and Gayle was left out of the squad for the whole of the home series against India, he released a long and emotional public statement about the dispute which dated back to 2009, when, he said, Hilaire had cast doubts on his ability to captain the team.