Chris Gayle Hopes West Indies' South Africa Tour Takes Place as per Schedule

West Indies team is scheduled to play in South Africa in December. With the players battling a wage battle with their board, there have been doubts about whether they will play but Chris Gayle says he hopes the dispute is resolved in time.

Updated: November 03, 2014 13:40 IST
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Chris Gayle last played for West Indies in a Test against Bangladesh in the first week of September. He has since struggled with injury problems.

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Star West Indies batsman Chris Gayle says he is hopeful that a tour to South Africa will go ahead despite a pay dispute.

The West Indies cut short a tour to India last month, refusing to play the last of five one-day internationals, a Twenty20 match and three Tests over a row between players and officials about money. (Also read: BCCI demands multi-million dollar settlement from WICB)

There have been fears in South Africa that the West Indies would not come this December, or that officials would have to send a second-string side without crowd-pullers like Gayle.

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