Gayle returns to West Indies squad after 14-month absence for ODI tour of England
Mon, Jun 4, '12
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados - Former captain Chris Gayle has been chosen by West Indies for the first time in 14 months as part of its one-day squad to tour England later this month.
The 32-year-old opener, whose public spat with the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) resulted in him being ineligible for nearly a year, was included in a 15-man squad announced Monday for the three-match series that begins on June 16.
The powerful Jamaican left-hander is the most prolific West Indian century-maker in ODIs, with 19 hundreds in 228 matches since his debut in 1999.
But Gayle played his last match for West Indies on March 23, 2011, the quarterfinal defeat to Pakistan in the World Cup.
He was critical of the WICB in a radio interview in April 2011 after being omitted from the subsequent one-day series at home against Pakistan.
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