Port of Spain, Sept. 9: T20 specialist Kieron Pollard has been named captain of the West Indies team in white-ball format replacing Jason Holder, who will continue to lead in Test matches.
Pollard, who hasn't played 50-over cricket for more than three years has accepted his new role. This was after Cricket West Indies president Ricky Skerritt made an official announcement with Pollard by his side.
The 32-year-old has played 101 ODIs and 62 T20 Internationals, having scored 2289 and 903 runs, respectively in the two formats. "Jason Holder was called by me yesterday morning and we spoke," Skerritt said at the press conference.
"He's a very important force and is still going to be our red-ball captain. Holder will now compete for a place in Pollard's team and use this as an opportunity to become a better cricketer. Pollard is the right man at the right time to take our white-ball teams forward. What impressed me the most about Pollard was his keenness and commitment to give back to the game," the CWI president said.
Pollard's opening assignment as captain will be against Afghanistan in November in India, where they will play three T20Is and three ODIs before a one-off Test.