Chris Gayle's hotel party break-up by police

Three British female guests who were partying in the players' rooms were removed by officers and briefly arrested, a police statement said after the early-morning antics.
October 3, 2012 by Jeff

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - West Indies Cricketer, Chris Gayle maybe celebrating his athleticism on the field of play with the Gangnam style, but of the field some have had a say about his risqué behaviour.

Police in Sri Lanka broke-up a party held by the cricketer and three of his teammates in a hotel hosting the cricketers. Teammates are reportedly, Andre Russell, Fidel Edwards and Dwayne Smith.

Three British women were apparently arrested during the ordeal at the deluxe Cinnamon Grand hotel in Colombo.

"Ministerial Security Division (MSD) guards assigned to protect the players carried out the arrest and the three women were handed over to the Kollupitiya police station for further investigations," said the police in a statement.

Hotel sources said the women were guests of Gayle and teammates. The officials insisted there was no breach of security at the tightly guarded seventh floor reserved for players and team officials.

The West Indies Cricket team is currently in Sri Lanka competing in the ICC World T20 2012, and should be preparing to face the Australia on Friday in a semi-final 20-over match.

West Indies men reached the semis after finishing second in Super Eights Group 1 at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium. They beat England by 15 runs; lost to Sri Lanka by 9 wickets; and they won the One-Over Eliminator against New Zealand after the match ended in a tie. (


Darren Sammy (captain), Dwayne Bravo (vice captain), Samuel Badree, Darren Bravo, Johnson Charles, Fidel Edwards, Chris Gayle, Kieron Pollard, Sunil Narine, Denesh Ramdin (wicket-keeper), Ravi Rampaul, Andre Russell, Marlon Samuels, Lendl Simmons, Dwayne Smith.

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