The women were removed by officers and briefly arrested. Although they were not charged, they were released on bail and the British High Commission in Colombo was informed.
Gayle, 33, is famed for his extrovert attitude as well as his hard-hitting batting, and he attracted comment for his dance-style celebrations after dismissing England’s Jonny Bairstow earlier in the tournament.
The left-hander is one of the most feared batsmen in all formats of the game with a penchant for big hits against both pace and spin. His 117 off 57 balls against South Africa in the inaugural World Twenty20 in 2007 was the highest individual score in the competition until Kiwi Brendon McCullum hit 123 off 58 balls against Bangladesh in the current edition.