Bridgetown: The West Indies Cricket Board has paved the way for Chris Gayle's selection to the national team but uncertainty continues to hover over the actual date of return and his role in a multi-million dollar lawsuit against the WICB.

Chairman of CARICOM's Prime Ministerial sub-committee on cricket, Antigua and Barbuda's Prime Minister Baldwin Spencer announced on Wednesday that the year-long impasse between the left-handed opener and the WICB had been resolved, a newspaper reported.

His announcement follows weeks of negotiations which started in St. Vincent last month between the concerned parties and which were facilitated by St. Vincent Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves.

In a statement on March 23, Gayle said while he had signed the agreement, he remained ineligible for West Indies duty till the IPL's conclusion.