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Chris Gayle, Marlon Samuels to play in One Day International

UNITED: Marlon Samuels, left, with Chris Gayle (image credit: Getty)

FORMER CRICKET captain Chris Gayle and fellow sportsman Marlon Samuels are to join the West Indies team for the one-day series against England. The first one-day international is happening on September 19 at Old Trafford.

Their inclusion comes after a 'temporary amnesty' between their union and the team's cricket board.

The team's regular policy is that players are only picked for international matches if they feature in the same format in home games.

The chairman of the selection panel of Cricket West Indies, Courtney Browne, told the BBC that Gayle and Samuels will "add value to our batting and help with the nurturing of the young batsmen in the team".

He also commented:

"Both Sunil Narine and Darren Bravo have declined to be considered for ODIs in England."

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