Somerset sign Gayle for T20

Ross McLean
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SOMERSET have signed power-hitting West Indies opener Chris Gayle for a portion of the coming season’s T20 Blast tournament.

Gayle follows in the footsteps of countrymen Joel Garner and Viv Richards in signing for the county and is set to join on either 22 or 29 May, depending on how far his franchise, Royal Challengers Bangalore, progress in the IPL.

The left-hander has scored a total of 13 centuries in Twenty20 cricket and will remain at the club until 13 June, allowing him to play a maximum of six fixtures.

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