Nicholas Pooran selected  as captain of West Indies limited-overs team

Nicholas Pooran selected as captain of West Indies limited-overs team

Nicholas Pooran selected  as captain of West Indies limited-overs team
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Nicholas Pooran has been selected as the new captain of the West Indies’ ODI and T20I teams, succeeding Kieron Pollard, who just retired.

Pooran had previously served as Pollard’s deputy and was also a stand-in skipper for the West Indies in a T20I series against Australia in 2021.

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

Pooran was cited as stating in response to the appointment, “I am ecstatic to be named captain of the West Indies team. I’m following in the footsteps of countless cricket legends who have left an indelible mark on the game in the West Indies.”

“Cricket is the force that binds us all West Indians together, hence this is a prominent function and a key position in West Indian society.”

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“Being appointed captain is the pinnacle of my professional career, and I want to lead the club to tremendous success on the field for our adoring fans and dedicated supporters.”

Pooran will become full-time skipper of West Indies after their tour of the Netherlands later this month. Jimmy Adams, the CWI’s Director of Cricket, also endorsed his appointment.

“Given his expertise, performances, and the respect he commands among the players, we believe Nicholas is up to the task of guiding our white-ball teams.”

“Nicholas has grown as a player, and the Selection Panel was impressed with his leadership of both teams when Kieron Pollard was unavailable.”

“The choice to suggest him for the T20 Captaincy was influenced by his experience playing in other franchise leagues around the world,” he remarked.

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