Nicholas Pooran named WI limited-overs captain...

Nicholas Pooran named WI limited-overs captain

 Sports Desk

 Published: 08:59 PM, 3 May 2022  

Nicholas Pooran named WI limited-overs captain

Nicholas Pooran named WI limited-overs captain

Nicholas Pooran has been named as the new captain of West Indies' ODI and T20I teams. He will replace Kieron Pollard, who retired recently. Pooran had already served as Pollard's deputy over the last year and has also been a stand-in captain leading West Indies against Australia in a T20I series in 2021.

"Shai Hope has been recommended to stand as vice-captain of the ODI team," said a statement from Cricket West Indies (CWI).

Commenting on the appointment, Pooran was quoted as saying, "I am truly honoured to be appointed captain of the West Indies team. I am following the footsteps of several giants of the game who have created an amazing legacy for West Indies cricket. This is indeed a prestigious role, a pivotal position in the West Indian society, as cricket is the force that brings us all West Indians together. To be named captain is indeed the highlight of my career so far and I want to drive the team forward to accomplish great things on the field for our fans and loyal supporters."

Pooran will take over full-time captaincy from West Indies' tour of Netherlands later this month. His appointment was also backed by Jimmy Adams, CWI's Director of Cricket.

"We believe Nicholas is ready for the challenge of leading our white-ball teams given his experience, performances, and the respect he has within the playing group. The Selection Panel believes that Nicholas has matured as a player and was impressed with his leadership of both teams when Kieron Pollard had been absent. The experience he has gathered playing in various franchise leagues around the world was also a factor in the decision to recommend him for the T20 Captaincy."