Gayle’s allegations baseless, Jamaica Tallawahs clarifies

A few days back West Indies opener Chris Gayle came up with serious allegations against his former team-mate Ramnaresh Sarwan who is currently working as an assistant coach of the CPL franchise Jamaica Tallawah.

Gayle who had signed a three-year contract with Tallawahs in 2019 blamed Sarwan for playing a “big part” in Jamaica Tallawahs releasing him from their upcoming Caribbean Premier League set-up.

However, the franchise now has clarified their position in this regard and stated that the assistant coach Sarwan had nothing to do with the team management’s decision of releasing Chris Gayle.

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“Gayle gave several reasons for the decision that was made not retain him in the Tallawahs. However, the truth is that this decision was made collectively by the Ownership and Management team which did not include Ramnaresh Sarwan and based purely on business and cricketing reasoning. Further, the Ownership and Management of the Tallawahs have no political affiliation with any political organization in any country of the Caribbean,” the franchise said in a statement.

The franchise further explained that the decision was taken considering the team’s poor performance in the previous season of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL).

“The Tallawahs had a very disappointing season in CPL 2019 where the team finished last in the tournament. The Ownership and Management team has exercised its rights in the selection of players for CPL 2020 for the betterment of the team,” the statement further read.

Earlier, Gayle had singled out Sarwan in a series of Youtube videos by him of stabbing people in the back. “So someone has to be in the ears telling him to get rid of Gayle. Sarwan, you are worse than Coronavirus right now. What transpired with the Tallawahs, you had a big part to play. Sarwan, you are a snake. You know, you are not the most loved person in the Caribbean. You are still stabbing people in the back,”  Gayle had said on Monday.

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