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Ramnaresh Sarwan calls Chris Gayle’s allegations false

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01 May 2020 10:35 #381720 by chairman
Former West Indies cricketer Ramnaresh Sarwan has broken his silence after his former teammate Chris Gayle took to social media to hit out at him. Gayle had earlier accused Sarwan for engineering his ouster from Caribbean Premier League side Jamaica Tallawahs.

“I categorically deny any involvement in the decision, or the decision-making process, which led to Gayle’s non-selection to represent the Jamaica Tallawahs in the 2020 Caribbean Premier League (CPL) Tournament,” Sarwan was quoted as saying by ESPNcricinfo on his Facebook page.

“In that video, he has levelled false allegations and tarnished the good name and reputation of a series of persons.

“I was the focus of most of the onslaughts. I reply, not because I feel that Gayle’s rantings are worthy of it, but because I feel that the public’s record must be set straight and also, to protect the character and careers of so many people, whose image he sought to besmirch,” he added.

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01 May 2020 10:56 #381724 by chairman
Gayle had earlier referred to Sarwan as a ‘snake’ and he even went on to the extent of saying that he was ‘worse than coronavirus’.

“Let me make this abundantly clear that I played with Gayle since the inception of my career. I have always respect him as an extraordinary talent, a colleague and most importantly as a close friend. Hence, my utter shock at these allegations,” said Sarwan.

Tallawahs have also said that Sarwan had nothing to do with Gayle not being retained by the franchise.

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01 May 2020 14:24 #381736 by chairman
If Sarwan is a snake...does that make Gayle a mongoose for challenging the snake or a rabbit for falling prey?

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02 May 2020 10:40 #381744 by ketchim
Chair, nice analogy and pertinent question for Gayle : of the Animal Kingdom !

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02 May 2020 17:06 - 02 May 2020 17:07 #381747 by ketchim
Sarwan should have given him a response similar to the McGrath one!

Sarwan replied: “I don't know, ask your wife.”

Guess what was McGrath's question to Sarwan ??
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02 May 2020 17:16 - 02 May 2020 17:17 #381748 by ketchim
The incident occurred during Australia’s fourth Test against West Indies at St John’s

when Sarwan was en route to a game-changing century.

After a period of verbal niggle between the pair, tension escalated.

In the penultimate ball of one McGrath over, he was hooked for four runs.

Not one to back down, the very next ball he pretended to hurl the ball back at Sarwan, who flinched.

McGrath can be seen calling Sarwan a “p***y”.

Then it got nasty.

McGrath to Sarwan: What does Brian Lara’s dick taste like?

Sarwan replied: “I don’t know, ask your wife.”

This response set McGrath off. McGrath, clearly incensed, approached Sarwan and let him have it.

“If you ever f***ing mention my wife again I’ll f***ing rip your f***ing throat out!” McGrath yelled.
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02 May 2020 17:22 - 02 May 2020 17:28 #381749 by ketchim
RAMNARESH SARWAN SETS THE RECORD STRAIGHT

Christopher Gayle’s outburst disseminated via a YouTube video a few days ago, is quite unfortunate.
In that video, he has leveled false allegations and tarnished the good name and reputation of a series of persons.
I was the focus of most of the onslaughts. I reply, not because I feel that Gayle’s rantings are worthy of it, but because
I feel that the public’s record must be set straight and also, to protect the character and careers of so many people,
whose image he sought to besmirch.
No doubt, Gayle’s utterances has done immeasurable damage to the “gentleman’s game” of cricket,
in particular, West Indian cricket.
As a former International Cricketer, who had the privilege of donning West Indian colours, I feel compelled to speak
in defence of this great sport which has unified the Caribbean more than anything else over the past 50 years.
It is my sincere hope that Gayle’s damnation has not irreparably damage the unity and brotherhood which cricket has forged
across the West Indies.
Let me make it abundantly clear, that I have played with Gayle from the inception of my international career and I have always
respected him as an extraordinary talent, a colleague and most importantly, a close friend.
Hence, my utter shock by these scandalous allegations. He was welcomed in and is loved by, my immediate family.
He has hurt them terribly. Fans will recall, that when Ian Chappell called for Gayle to be banned from international cricket
because of remarks he made to a female journalist, I issued a public call for fans to rally around Gayle.
I stood up for him on every such occasion. But this missive is not about that.
Gayle refers to an incident as far back as 24 years ago, of which I have no recollection.
He claimed that I caused him to be sent home from Barbados during a tour, because he was watching television all night
in the room which I shared with him.
This is a total fabrication.
No competent management would remove from a series, a player of Chris’s caliber, on such a trivial allegation.
I categorically deny any involvement in the decision or the decision-making process, which led to Gayle’s non-selection
to represent the Jamaica Tallawahs in the 2020 Caribbean Premier League (CPL) Tournament.
In fact, the management of the franchise itself has issued a public statement that,
“the truth is that this decision was made collectively by the Ownership and Management team which did not
include Mr. Ramnaresh Sarwan and based purely on business and cricketing reasoning.”
I have been officially attached to the Jamaica Tallawahs since 2018. I was first offered to play for the side.
I refused, because I felt that young and upcoming Jamaican and regional talents as well as overseas players, ought to be given
that opportunity. I was then offered the position of Head Coach but deferred to Mark O’Donnell, who was with the team several years prior. Instead, I accepted the position of Assistant Coach. In 2019, I was appointed Head Coach.
I reached out to Chris and discussed with him, the selection of a team. I did so out of respect for him.
In my conversation with Gayle about the team, he informed me that Donovan Miller, a Jamaican and a very close
friend of Chris should be appointed Head Coach as he would better understand the culture of the Jamaican players.
I conveyed Gayle’s view to the CEO, informing the CEO that I would be happy to step aside for Miller’s appointment
given that Chris feels strongly about his appointment.
My priority was what would be in the best interest of the team.
Gayle is fully aware of the background, yet he accuses me of fighting to be Head Coach.
I accept full responsibility for my recommending that the team management consider imposing a curfew on players prior to matches.And I stand by that decision. Such restrictions are standard operational procedures in almost every international sport,
so that when it is time for performance on the field, the players are physically and mentally prepared for the challenges.
In any event, the curfew was never implemented, so I do not understand why Gayle has made this an issue.
I absolutely reject Gayle’s allegation that I encouraged foreign players to disrespect him.
I really do not understand how he came to such a conclusion and this simply is not true.
My deep concern, is that young and upcoming players who regard Gayle as a role model, may think that this is an
acceptable way of addressing problems which may befall them in their careers.
To the cricketing world and cricketing fans everywhere, more particularly, West Indian cricket fans
all of whom I love and respect dearly in particular those in my home country of Guyana and Jamaica
who have always supported me throughout my career,
I express my deep regret on this unfortunate saga and I hope that it will lower neither Gayle nor I, in their estimation.
I thank all those who have conveyed their support to me and rallied around me during this unfortunate turn of events
and take the opportunity to wish Chris all the best with his new team and the upcoming CPL.
Respectfully,
Ramnaresh Sarwan
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18 May 2020 11:05 #382033 by ketchim
Chris Gayle should go back to Australia Big Bash !

Ooooopppss....he is Banned from there ~

Did he expose him Snake to a female journo in the dressing room ????

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18 May 2020 14:48 #382041 by ketchim
Ronnie should consider a Law Suit ~

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20 May 2020 12:34 #382082 by chairman
Hope Gayle’s career doesn’t come to an end for outburst against Sarwan: Cricket West Indies chief

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