Chris Gayle’s IPL 2016 season has not gone well; but off the pitch, he never lets an opportunity go by to make an ‘incident proposal’.
The controversial West Indies opener is reluctant to learn from his mistake he did in the past as he invited fresh trouble for him in Australia, England and possibly now in India as well.
Gayle in 2015 BBL offered a bear to Channel 9 TV presenter Mel Laughlin and as Laughlin refused to accept the offer, latter’s inappropriate remark invited flake around the world. But he didn’t learn from his mistake, as he did similar talking to British journalist Charlotte Edwards.
The Jamaican’s English County side Somerset is also watching closely; and according to Indian Premier league (IPL) chairman, Rajeev Shukla, the BCCI may also have a word with the Royal Challengers Bangalore batsman.
Gayle told Charlotte that he has “a very, very big bat, the biggest in the world. You think you could lift it? You’d need two hands”. But as Charlotte look ashamed the later tried to play it down by saying that it was all in good fun.
“The players must behave. We expect the players to adhere to a certain kind of behaviour when the tournament is on,” Shukla told The Times of India.
“The players should maintain the sanctity of the league. These kind of statements are totally uncalled for in public domain. I will take up this issue with the president and the secretary of the BCCI,” said Shukla.
The BCCI, however, didn’t can’t any action until official complaint lodged.
“At this point, we’ll not look into it. We’re focused on completing the IPL, which has reached its final stages,” BCCI secretary Ajay Shirke said talking to TOI.
“What has happened in this case is between two foreign individuals. It is a personal matter between people who aren’t from India. At the same time, that doesn’t mean we’ll ignore it. If a complaint is brought to us, we’ll act on it,” he added.