Gayle not ready to retire

Hard-hitting West Indies opening batsman Chris Gayle is not retiring from any form of the game, but a recurring back injury will keep him out of the upcoming home series against England.

“I definitely want to play the Twenty20 World Cup next year for West Indies, there is no doubt about that,” Gayle told ESPNcricinfo recently.

“I’ve got a few concerns and a few injury (cases) to try and solve. I’ll give myself some time and hopefully look back at it and see how well I can actually progress for West Indies cricket at this point in time,” he said.

“I’m actually out of the Test series, the back won’t holdup for that formation at this point in time. But I haven’t retired from any format of the game. As I go on I will keep informing the WICB about my progress in the future with the West Indies,” he lamented.

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