Published on 17 Jan 2015 | over 2 years ago
Big Bash League 2014-15, Brisbane Heat vs Hobart Hurricanes: Chris Lynn cranks 35-ball 81. The powerful Right-handed Batsman was left flabbergasted by the axing of the pair, which he feels has little to do with their performance on the pitch.
who was captain of the team, were seen as leading the player revolt in India that forced the abandonment of the West Indies tour to the country last October after a pay dispute with the ACB.
"There's no way you can tell me those guys shouldn't be in the team," Lynn told reporters. "For me it's got to be victimization towards those two guys. Come on guys, it's just ridiculous. Honestly, it choked me up."
The players had been told they would be left out of the World Cup squad as the country was building a team for the future, though as Gayle points out, the timing is odd going into a major tournament.
"Bravo said to me the team they selected is to build for the next World Cup, which I can't understand," he said. "What they're telling us then, is this team selected is not going there to win the World Cup.
"Building for the next World Cup is ridiculous. I cannot understand what Bravo told me."
Lynn added the team would be weakened by the loss of the pair both in the batting and bowling departments.
"I don't know where our cricket is heading with this sort of situation. It's really sad," Lynn said.