18 Oct 2010

West Indies sack Gayle as captain

4:31 pm on 18 October 2010

West Indies Cricket has sacked Chris Gayle as captain, passing the job on to all-rounder Darren Sammy.

Gayle's been in charge of the side since 2007.

But with West Indies seventh in the Test rankings table and eighth on the one-day international ladder, the West Indies Cricket Board has made a change although Gayle remains in the side.

Sammy has played eight Tests, 43 one-day internationals and 19 Twenty20 internationals.