Chris Gayle, the former captain who last led West Indies in ODIs in June 2010, has been named as the vice-captain for the upcoming World Cup that will be led by Jason Holder.

The left-handed opener has been in and out of the national side in the last few years owing to the issues with the cricket board and is not part of the side for the ongoing ODI against England since he was busy with IPL.

“It is always an honor to represent West Indies in any format and this World Cup for me is special. As a senior player, it is my responsibility to support the captain and everybody else in the team. This will probably be the biggest World Cup, so there will be great expectations and I know we will do very well for the people of West Indies”, the 39-year-old Jamaican who will retire from the ODI format after the Cricket World Cup 2019 said.

After the convincing victory over hosts Ireland in the Tri-Nation series opener, where openers Shai Hope and John Campbell put on a record opening stand, the former has also been promoted to the position of vice-captain