Talismanic West Indies batsman Chris Gayle has made a rallying call for fans to get behind the team and show their support during the upcoming ICC Cricket World Cup.

Speaking on Monday night at a social event attended by scores of West Indians living in the United Kingdom, Gayle made a passionate speech and asked members of the audience to join him on the journey towards winning the biggest prize in the sport.

Gayle, who is playing in his fifth World Cup, was the guest speaker at the specially arranged function in Bristol, where the team is currently based for their official warm-up matches.

The event was held at the Bristol West Indies Phoenix Cricket Club and hosted by Steve Stephenson, a Jamaican who has been a sporting administrator and senior social worker for over three decades.

Along with honouring Stephenson, the West Indies team also made a donation towards the Winston Davis Charity, as they offered support to the former West Indies fast bowler, who is wheelchair-bound.

Davis still holds the record for the best figures for West Indies in World Cup history with seven for 51 against Australia in 1983.

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