Somerset director of cricket Matt Maynard hints that West Indies batsman Chris Gayle may not return to Taunton in 2017.
South Africa opener Dean Elgar joins Somerset as their overseas player for 2017.
Championship Division One side Somerset name 22-year-old opener Tom Abell as their new captain in four-day cricket.
Somerset left-arm spinner Jack Leach was not considered for a call-up to England's tour of India because of concerns about his action.
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