West Indies cricket August 11, 2008

Gayle does about-turn on captaincy

Cricinfo staff

Chris Gayle has withdrawn his letter of resignation as West Indies captain, and is set to continue leading the side, a West Indies Cricket Board source said at the weekend.

Gayle had served notice of his decision to step down as West Indies captain with immediate effect in a letter to the board on July 22. But is appears that after discussions with WICB president Julian Hunte, he has had a change of heart.

According to the source, Gayle revealed that his about-turn was also influenced by conversations with team-mates and dedicated supporters of West Indies cricket.

He will now be available to lead the side in a tri-series in Canada next week and the ICC Champions Trophy.