West Indies have named batter Nicholas Pooran their new white-ball captain after the retirement of Kieron Pollard.
Nicholas Pooran named West Indies limited-overs captain (Reuters Photo)
- West Indies have named batter Nicholas Pooran their new white-ball captain
- I am truly honoured to be appointed captain of WI: Pooran
- Pooran’s first outing as captain will be the three away ODIs against The Netherlands
Nicholas Pooran was appointed as the replacement of Kieron Pollard, who retired recently, as the new captain of West Indies’ ODI and T20I teams. Cricket West Indies (CWI) confirmed his appointment on Tuesday.
Pooran will take over the captaincy for the West Indies ODI and T20I teams after being Pollard’s deputy over the last year. The appointment will include the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in 2022 and the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup in October 2023. Shai Hope has been recommended to stand as vice-captain of the ODI team.
“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.”
His first outing as captain will be the three away ODIs against The Netherlands in Amstelveen starting May 31 which form part of the ICC World Cup Super League.