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Sammy open to Gayle return during Tests

cricket Updated: May 22, 2012 00:06 IST
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West Indies captain Darren Sammy left the door open for former skipper Chris Gayle to return in the remainder of the Test series against England after the tourists' defeat in the opener at Lord's.

West Indies went down to a five-wicket loss here today to fall 1-0 behind in the three-match series. They did so without dynamic opening batsman Gayle, who has not played international cricket for more than a year following a dispute with the West Indies Cricket Board.

But Gayle said earlier this month he would not be honouring his contract with Somerset to make himself available to the West Indies during this tour of England.

As he was not chosen in the Test squad, it had been thought Gayle would return to the side for the one-day series against England.