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Somerset snap up big hitter Gayle

Gayle is heading to Taunton. Credit: PA

West Indies master-blaster batsman Chris Gayle will play for Somerset in this summer's NatWest T20 Blast.

Destructive opener Gayle will join Somerset in late May, the exact date of his arrival depending on his involvement in the knockout stages of the Indian Premier League, and he will remain with them until June 13.

Somerset hope the 35-year-old will therefore be available for six matches.