13 Dec 2013

No Chris Gayle for ODI series against New Zealand

5:49 am on 13 December 2013

Chris Gayle and Kieron Pollard will miss the West Indies' one-day series against New Zealand after Christmas because of fitness issues.

Star batsman Gayle suffered a hamstring injury on the tour of India last month and allrounder Pollard, who didn't travel to the subcontinent, is still recovering from a knee injury.

The West Indies have added batsman Kirk Edwards into the 15-man squad as a replacement for Gayle, and replaced left-arm spinner Veerasammy Permaul with Nikita Miller, also a left-arm spinner.

The ODI series starts at Eden Park on Boxing Day.