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Guyanese Leon Johnson replaces Gayle in second test

Chris Gayle has been ruled out of the second Test against Bangladesh in St Lucia after being given permission to deal with a "personal matter" by the WICB.

His place in the squad has been taken by Leon Johnson, the 27-year-old Guyana batsman, who is uncapped at Test level but has played three ODIs. Johnson has a first-class average of 33.18 from 50 matches with two hundreds.

Other than the absence of Gayle there are no other changes in a 13-man squad. Shane Shillingford and Jason Holder are the two players who did not appear in the first Test in St Vincent.

The match will mark West Indies' 500th Test will be played from September 13th to 17th.

Squad Denesh Ramdin (capt), Sulieman Benn, Jermaine Blackwood, Kraigg Brathwaite, Darren Bravo, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Kirk Edwards, Shannon Gabriel, Jason Holder, Leon Johnson, Kemar Roach, Shane Shillingford, Jerome Taylor