HOBART, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 04: Chris Gayle of the Melbourne Renegades acknowledges the fans after a scoring 41 runs off just 15 balls during the Big Bash League match between the Hobart Hurricanes and the Melbourne Renegades at Blundstone Arena on January 4, 2016 in Hobart, Australia. (Photo by Darrian Traynor/Getty Images)

West Indian star Chris Gayle's next move has been confirmed after his controversial stint in Australia for BBL05.

Gayle will play for English County side Somerset after signing a six match contract with the club for the T20 Blast competition later this year.

Ironically, Somerset's four-day side is captained by former Australian opener Chris Rogers, who was a vocal critic of Gayle after his now infamous flirtatious remarks directed at journalist Mel McLaughlin during this season's Big Bash tournament.

But Somerset chief executive Guy Lavender says there will be no animosity between the pair.

"Both are phenomenal players who will add greatly to our squad," Lavender said.

"We don’t think it’s an issue and neither do the players. We think that it can work.

"They are both professional players and have both been around the block, we don’t see this as a massive issue.

"We had a discussion the other day, not in particular relation to these signings but does everyone have to get on all of the time in teams?

"We’re not concerned it’s going to be an issue for us.”