Port of Spain:West Indies star batsman Chris Gayle who was highly critical recently of Sarwan his former teammate is likely to be penalised said Cricket West Indies chief Ricky Skerritt and indicated a threat to his outstanding career.
Gayle, who was roped in by St Lucia Zouks for the 2020 season of the Caribbean Premier League described Sarwan as a "snake" and accusing him of conspiring to get him released from the franchise.
Although describing the controversy as "interpersonal battles" being fought in the public eye, Skerritt said Gayle had brought the CPL into disrepute.
"I'm sure there is some kind of discussion taking place at the moment between Chris and the CPL because the CPL has rules which will come into view here because Chris is signed into a franchise team," Skerrit was quoted as saying by 'Jamaica Gleaner.'
The 40-year-old also claimed that the Tallawahs management had been "playing games" with him, and had cut him from the squad without any notice, although he still had two more years left in the three-year contract and had agreed to a pay cut.
Sarwan subsequently said the allegations were false and scandalous; while Tallawahs said the decision not to retain the T20 batting star did not include Sarwan and was "based purely on business and cricketing reasoning".
"It's certainly not something that I enjoyed looking at or reading about. I think Chris clearly has a number of concerns on his mind and he decided to go public. Personally, I think that was unfortunate, but the process will have to take its course and that process will get triggered because he is a contracted player in the CPL within the West Indies league," Skerritt said.
"If a player is contracted to a club or a franchise or to Cricket West Indies that kind of behaviour brings that contract into some level of disrepute. So, I would expect this most recent matter is not over. I hope it doesn't become a world matter in terms of the career of Mr Gayle, because it's been a very outstanding career and I really wouldn't want to see it brought to an end by this event."
Skerritt added that the regional governing body for cricket was paying close attention to see how the CPL would handle the matter.(UNI)