Hectic schedule forces Chris Gayle to rest

Feb 25, 2013, 02:12 IST | IANS

West Indies opening batsman Chris Gayle says he opted to skip the current ODI series against Zimbabwe because he was drained from a hectic cricketing schedule.

Gayle says he requested a break from the three ODIs in Grenada to recharge his batteries ahead of a long cricket season. “I felt that I had been playing a lot of cricket and I was getting mentally drained and that is not good,” said Gayle.

“Your cricket will fall apart if you’re mentally drained, and I felt the need to take a break. I asked them (WICB) for the break and, thankfully, it was granted.”

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