Christopher “Universe Boss” Henry Gayle may get the desire of his heart to end his cricket career before his Jamaican home crowd.
Cricket West Indies (CWI) Vice-President Dr. Kishore Shallow says the Board would seriously consider such a request from the player himself, albeit the selectors would have the final say.
Speaking in an interview on Jamaica’s radio station Hitz 92 FM’s Sports Grill program Dr. Shallow said, “I am not aware the request has reached the Cricket West Indies yet. I certainly haven’t seen the request if he does put forward a request like that it is certainly something that will be considered seriously.”
He said CWI has become a more player-centric organization and would want players to leave the game gracefully after all their contributions to the game.
The two-time and defending champions, West Indies, were eliminated from the race for a semi-final spot after losing to Sri Lanka in the T20 World Cup.
They were also crushed by Australia in their final group game losing by eight wickets.
Gayle had a disappointing outing in the series and could only muster 15 runs in his last match on the international stage.
However, the Windies 42-year-old batting star has bragging rights in all formats of the game.
Gayle holds the record for most runs in T20 matches (14,321) and most career sixes (553). In a 22-year career, he played 79 T20Is, 103 tests, and 301 one-day internationals for the West Indies.
“It’s been a phenomenal career. I didn’t announce any retirement, but they actually give me one game in Jamaica to go in front of my home crowd, then I can say ‘hey guys, thank you so much.’ Let’s see,” said Gayle after Australia’s eight-wicket win against the West Indies.
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Edited by Nigel Bell
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