Gayle to retire from ODIs after world cup


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 on Wednesday in Barbados.