'Gayle ready to apologise to West Indies board if needed'

'Gayle ready to apologise to West Indies board if needed'

"He is prepared to answer the charges as honestly as he can and if there is a need to say sorry, he will say sorry," Hinds was quoted as saying on ESPNcricinfo.

"Where he feels firm and has strong substance to back up his claims he will stand by them. If there are claims he has made where he has been a little excessive he is prepared to put his hand up and say sorry. In no shape or form does Chris think he is above West Indies cricket and he has stated that quite clearly to me.

"I have known Chris for many years, I know him like a brother and as a friend. He is a very humble guy and he is prepared to do what is necessary to play."

The WICB has expressed their displeasure with Gayle's statements in which he alleged the board had mismanaged his injury.Hinds believes the issue will be resolved.

"In my capacity as a director of the Jamaican board I had the opportunity to meet the executive of the West Indies board and we are trying to get some more answers from them on how they plan to tackle the Gayle issue. I am pretty confident we will have further discussions between the boards and also between the board and WIPA.

"I am confident that Gayle will get justice. I support WIPA's position to help players' causes. Having said that, I have to make sure I am fair and balanced. I will ensure that whatever decisions we make as WIPA impacts West Indies cricket in a positive way."

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