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Kingston: Jan 11, 2014
Gayle was recommended for the job by the national selection panel, a decision ratified by the Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA) during a board meeting Thursday, the Gleaner has reported.
The decision to appoint Gayle was made after the JCA was briefed by the selection panel on the state of his hamstring injury and his availability.
The 34-year-old Gayle, who guided Jamaica to the Super50 title two seasons ago, will replace Tamar Lambert, who led the team to a semi-final exit last season.
Gayle, who is currently in Australia, is said to be responding favourably to treatment and officials are confident that he will recover in time for the Super50 starting January 30.
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