West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell has known as Carribean Premier League facet Jamaica Tallawahs the ‘weirdest franchise’ that he has ever played for. He additionally introduced that this season can be his final with the staff. Russell’s feedback come simply days after the legendary Chris Gayle slammed assistant coach Ramnaresh Sarwan for enjoying a task in his exit from the Tallawahs.
“This is the weirdest franchise that I have ever played in. And when I mean weird, people that are supposed to reach out to you as an individual, and I am not just a normal player in the Jamaica Tallawahs team, I was once a leader, I realise how they look at things and how they do things,” ESPNCricinfo quoted Russell as saying.
Russell added that earlier than the gamers draft he had shared names of abroad and native gamers that he would need within the facet however there was no response from the administration.
“I am a guy that plays to win. And I have won 13 championships (T20 titles). So, I do not play to lose. If I am picking a friend I believe in that friend. But the way Tallawahs went about things, that first, they went in in the draft, on the day of the draft, I was trying to reach out to these people. No reply,” the all-rounder mentioned.
“I felt like a first-class player that just made his debut one game ago. Your opinion is not valuable. That’s how I was treated,” Russell added.
“Even when I ask questions: who you guys planning on retaining? Who you guys planning on buying? I don’t get no answer on that. So, I just leave it,” he added. “I think this might be my last season for Jamaica Tallawahs. I’m just clearing the air.”
Earlier, Gayle launched a scathing assault on former West Indies teammate Ramnaresh Sarwan in a video on his Youtube channel. The assault got here after the Tallawahs determined to not retain Gayle and the burly opener was as a substitute signed as a marquee participant by St. Lucia Zouks.
“When I came back to the Tallawahs, Sarwan was assistant coach. Myself and Sarwan had a discussion, he wanted to be the head coach. When I left Jamaica Tallawahs, that team was a high-spirited team. (But) the amount of complaints I used to get when I wasn’t there, the amount of problems they had with Sarwan – Russell was the captain at that time – the amount of problem that Sarwan and the captain have…so many players were traumatised because of Sarwan,” Gayle mentioned. Gayle additionally added that he had advised Sarwan that the latter was not skilled sufficient to be a head coach but.
“What transpired with the Tallahwahs, you had a big part to play. Sarwan, you were the one who gave a big speech on my birthday party about how far we have come. Sarwan, you are a snake. You know, you are not the most loved person in the Caribbean. You are so vindictive, you are still immature, you are back-stabbing,” he added.