World Cup cricket is going on in the field after a few days. Chris Gayle will officiate West Indies vice-captain The West Indies Cricket Board has announced a 15-member squad by captaining Jason Holder this month. The board has not announced the name of the vice-captain. Opener Shaw Hope is working as a Holder's deputy in the ongoing tri-series.
Gayle will announce his retirement from the upcoming World Cup He has scored 10,151 runs in 289 matches for West Indies so far. Gayle, who played 215 runs against Zimbabwe in the World Cup, had an excellent innings. This is the highest personal collection for West Indies in ODIs. In the 147-ball innings he had 10 fours and 16 sixes in his innings.
Gayle, however, had earlier served as West Indies captain. Gayle said West Indies' vice-captaincy in the World Cup, "Being honored to represent the West Indies in any format and this World Cup is something special for me. As a senior player, my responsibility is to support the captains and team players. This may be the biggest World Cup, so expectations are high here and I know, we can achieve good results for the West Indies people. "
Before the World Cup, West Indies play the tri-series in Ireland. There are two other teams in Bangladesh and Ireland. The Caribbean will start the World Cup after the tri-series.
The West Indies will start the World Cup in Nottingham with a match against Australia. Before that, Holder-Gayle will play two preparatory matches against South Africa and New Zealand.