CHRIS Gayle believes the decision to release him from the Jamaica Tallawahs could be politically influenced.
Gayle, who will line up for the St Lucia Zouks in the 2020 Hero Caribbean Premier League, did not hold back his feelings in three videos posted on Youtube.
At the end of part one he said it is political.
“Let me tell you why the Tallawahs did not really retain me now. This is all politics right now,” Gayle said.
“I am not a politics person, never been in politics, I am not part of politics and I don’t support politics. This is all politics and this is personal as well.”
Gayle said on one of his visits to Guyana a minister from People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) took him to his community leading up to the elections and “the other (political) side, which the owner (of Tallawahs Kris Persaud) is a part of as well, get offended and they all take it personal. So that’s how it actually started.”
Gayle said he knows all the political parties saying, “I am not into politics. I have known everyone for years because I have been to Guyana so often so we kind off build that relationship with everyone.”
Gayle believes Persaud was influenced to get rid of him. “Kris Persaud the owner, he is very nice man…I have no problems with Kris Persaud.”
The Universe Boss added, “I think he was actually persuaded to get rid of Chris Gayle. He is not that type of person I can tell you that. I don’t know him well I might be wrong, but the little time I spent around him and got to know him a bit more he is not that type of person…someone has to be in his ears telling him all these things saying, ‘Mr Persaud get rid of Gayle, get rid of Gayle.”
Gayle said Tallawahs CEO Jeff Miller is also being instructed.
At the end of part one, Gayle said, “Kris Persaud – no love lost, you still have my respect. If I see you on the street I will still call to you. I am not the person to malice anyone. At the end of the day franchise cricket is business, business is business, cricket is business on a whole.”