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Sri Lanka police break up Gayle’s lime
Hotel sources said the women were guests of Gayle and his teammates Andre Russell, Fidel Edwards and Dwayne Smith. The sources insisted there was no breach of security at the tightly-guarded seventh floor reserved for players and team officials. “There was no wrongdoing on the part of the players or the women and we are surprised at the police action,” a hotel source who declined to be named stated. “It is not against the law to be a guest of a player.” The women, who were not charged, were later released on bail, a police official has been quoted as saying. West Indies management and the International Cricket Council (ICC), organisers of the World Twenty20, both confirmed the hotel incident. West Indies media manager, Philip Spooner, said the matter had been dealt with.
"As far as the West Indies team is concerned there was an incident that was handled by the police," he said. "It is being reported as a Chris Gayle issue. It is not a Chris Gayle issue. The matter was dealt with by the police and it is now closed. Our focus is strictly on cricket and our next assignment is the semifinals on Friday." Hotel security has been a key issue at international cricket events since Pakistan coach Bob Woolmer was found dead in his room during the World Cup in Jamaica in 2007. His death was initially treated as murder before police concluded he died of natural causes. West Indies were the second team to qualify for the semifinals from Group 1 in the Super Eights, after beating England and getting past New Zealand in a Super Over finish. CMC
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