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Back injury renders Gayle unfit for England ODIs

February 23, 2014 12:19 IST

West Indies opener Chris Gayle will miss the One-Day International series against England with a back problem, the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) said on Saturday.

Chris GayleDwayne Smith has been called up as replacement for the three ODIs against England in Antigua and Sunday's one-off game with Ireland at SabinaPark in Jamaica, the board said a statement.

Gayle, 34, suffered a stiff lower back after the first T20 international against Ireland on Wednesday and did not play in Friday's second game. He will have treatment in Jamaica.

The One-day series against England begins on February 28 with further matches on March 2 and 5 before three Twenty20 internationals in Barbados. 

Photograph: Courtesy: Chris Gayle/Twitter

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