Gayle out of second Test

Published: 14 September 2014, 02:14 AM
Gayle out of second Test

Chris Gayle has been ruled out of the second Test against Bangladesh in St Lucia after being given permission to deal with a "personal matter" by the WICB.

His place in the squad has been taken by Leon Johnson, the 27-year-old Guyana batsman, who is uncapped at Test level but has played three ODIs. Johnson has a first-class average of 33.18 from fifty matches with two hundreds.

Gayle made 64 and 9 not out in the first Test, which West Indies won by 10 wickets, and bowled 17 overs in the second innings to claim 1 for 50.

Other than the absence of Gayle there are no other changes in a 13-man squad. Shane Shillingford and Jason Holder are the two players who did not appear in the first Test in St Vincent.

The match will mark West Indies` 500th Test.

Squad: Denesh Ramdin (capt), Sulieman Benn, Jermaine Blackwood, Kraigg Brathwaite, Darren Bravo, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Kirk Edwards, Shannon Gabriel, Jason Holder, Leon Johnson, Kemar Roach, Shane Shillingford, Jerome Taylor.