Somerset decide against suing Gayle

Published: May 6, 2012

Gayle had signed with Somerset to play this season’s Twent20 competition. PHOTO: REUTERS/FILE

English county side Somerset said that they will not take legal action against former West Indies captain Chris Gayle for breach of contract, according to ESPNcricinfo.

Gayle had signed with Somerset to play this season’s Twent20 competition but after resolving his long-standing differences with the West Indies team management and the cricket board, he will now be available for the limited-overs section of their tour of England.

“We have taken legal advice and we have decided that it is not in the best interests of Somerset to take legal action,” said Somerset’s Chief Executive Guy Lavender. “We hope to see him back playing for the West Indies this summer.”

Although, Somerset felt they could have taken action against the all-rounder, they felt the cost of proceedings, both financially and reputation of cricket would overshadow any benefits.

Gayle has not been part of the West Indies squad since the 2011 World Cup that was held in the subcontinent.

Published in The Express Tribune, May 6th, 2012.

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