Coach: Chris Gayle still valuable

West Indies player Chris Gayle.
West Indies player Chris Gayle.

West Indies coach Stuart Law said that the Cricket West Indies (CWI) selectors should be lenient towards Chris Gayle selection on the West Indies team, describing him as a player “committed to the cause.”

However, the Australian coach was careful to note that the superstar opener would still have to meet certain “guidelines” but said that from what he has seen during the recent limited overs tour of England, Gayle was still a valuable asset to the side.

Law said there are certain players that have to be given leniency and Gayle is one of the greatest players.

Gayle, 38, returned to the West Indies One-Day International for the first time in nearly two months last September.

He gathered 173 runs at an average of 43, narrowly missing out on his 23rd ODI century when he made a top score of 94 in the third match at Brisbane.

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