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Gayle left out again; Bravo, Rampaul rested from 3rd ODI

Down 0-2 in the ODI series against India but the West Indies continue to ignore Chris Gayle and have left out the explosive batsman from the squad for the third one-dayer, here on Saturday.

cricket Updated: Jun 12, 2011 20:08 IST

Down 0-2 in the ODI series against India but the West Indies continue to ignore Chris Gayle and have left out the explosive batsman from the squad for the third one-dayer, here on Saturday.

The squad announced for the third game of the five-match series is not only without Gayle but is also bereft of Dwayne Bravo and Ravi Rampaul, both of whom have been rested.

"Dwayne Bravo made a request of the Selection Committee to be given a break from the game and the request was granted," the West Indies Cricket Board said in a statement.

"After an intense period of heavy workload Ravi Rampaul is being rested for the Antigua leg of the West Indies v India Series 2011," it added.

Gayle, who has been at loggerheads with the WICB after alleging that he was cold-shouldered by the Board during a recent injury crisis, is yet to meet officials and sort out his differences.