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Gayle Announces ODI Retirement

West Indies batsman Chris Gayle will retire from one-day international cricket after this Summer's World Cup.

The left-hander, 39, has scored 9,727 ODI runs - second only to the legendary Brian Lara among West Indians - in 284 matches since his debut in 1999.

The World Cup will be held in England and Wales from 30 May to 14 July.

Gayle is in the West Indies squad to face England in a five-match one-day series starting tomorrow in Barbados.

Gayle has made 23 ODI centuries, and his 215 against Zimbabwe in 2015 is the fourth-highest score in history. He is one of only six men to have scored an ODI double hundred.

A part-time off-spinner, he has also taken 165 ODI wickets at 35.33 apiece.

He was part of the West Indies team that won the champions trophy in England in 2004.