Chris Gayle to miss ODI series against India to ponder over future
Chris Gayle, who was set to retire from international cricket after the World Cup, has taken a short break from the game and will miss the upcoming ODI series against India that is scheduled for next month. The opener stated that he was contacted by the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) for the India tour next month, but turned down the offer to ponder over his future in 2020. He said,
West Indies called me to play ODIs, but I am not going to play. They (selectors) want me to play with the youngsters but for this year I am going to take a break.
West Indies will play three T20Is and three ODIs against India. Their next outing will be a home series against Ireland in January 2020, where they will play three T20Is and as many ODIs.
Gayle even stated that he would not play the upcoming Big Bash League after he walked out of the ongoing Msanzi Super citing finger-pointing in the Jozi Stars franchise. He even stated surprise at being drafted in one of the teams for the Bangladesh Premier League.
I am not going to the Big Bash. I'm not sure what cricket will come up, I don't even know how my name reached the BPL, but I have been drafted in a team and I don't even know how that happened.
Gayle last played an international game for the West Indies against India in September, when he had smashed 72 in 41 balls.