#PayMe:Chris Gayle blasts WIPA
Fresh off the heels of the West Indies' World T20 victory last Sunday, outspoken batsman Chris Gayle, has slammed the West Indies Players' Association, claiming it needs to be 'shaken up'.
This comes after a very frank, yet emotional statement from captain Darren Sammy during the prize distribution ceremony.
“I really want to thank the heads of CARICOM. Throughout this tournament, they have been supporting the team. We've got emails, we've got phone calls. Prime Minister (Keith) Mitchell (of Grenada), I know what he's trying to do. I really want to thank him. He sent a very inspiring email for the team this morning. And I'm yet to hear from our own cricket board. That is very disappointing,” the West Indian skipper said.
And Gayle agreed. He took to Instagram to post a picture with his captain describing the West Indian match fees at the ICC T20 World Cup 2016 as a “joke”.
“Big up double #WT20 #Champion captain @darrensammy88 - I support and backed him a 100% with his speech, well said about WICB, WIPA needs to be shaken up as well! The struggle is real. Sammy retired from Test cricket but I haven't. However, I'm not eligible for selection for Test and ODI, think we played our last game for West Indies 2016-Hopefully 2017 the W.I fans can see us again," he wrote.
Gayle added that he was going to donate his entire match fee to the charity.
"Thank god for the prize money because the match fee is a joke what WIPA agreed to...so I'm donating my match fees to Charity! #PayMe #Champion,” the post read.