No major damage, Gayle to do test


CANBERRA, Australia, CMC - A scan has revealed no major damage to West Indies opening batsman Chris Gayle who sustained a thigh injury during the third One Day International against Australia Wednesday.

West Indies Media Manager Philip Spooner says a game time decision will be made on Gayle’s ability to play in Friday’s ODI against Australia.

The big hitting opener is being given as much time as possible to prove his fitness before game four of a five-match series which Australia leads 3-0.

Gayle was hurt while fielding in Australia's innings during the West Indies' 39-run loss in Canberra on Wednesday.

While he still bowled five overs, he spent time off the ground and batted at No.5 instead of opening.

Gayle, who has scored just 10 runs in three innings in the series, underwent the scan early Thursday in Canberra before the team flew to Sydney on Thursday evening.

"A scan has revealed no major damage and a game-time decision will be made tomorrow on whether or not he will be able to play," Spooner said. "He will do a fitness test tomorrow."

Thu, 02/07/2013 - 11:16