CWI to appoint T20I Vice-captain ahead of next series


Following Kieron Pollard’s shock resignation from international cricket last month, Cricket West Indies (CWI) appointed fellow Trinidadian Nicholas Pooran as white-ball captain.

Shai Hope was named as Pooran deputy for the 50-over format, but no name was mentioned as Vice-captain for the Twenty20 Internationals.

In a recent virtual press briefing, CWI’s Director of Cricket, Jimmy Adams, indicated that given there was no immediate series, they opted not to issue a name, but they will before the next series.

Bangladesh is expected to tour the Caribbean in June-July, and three T20Is are carded as part of the tour.

“This is something that is under consideration; we have a bit of time before the next T20 series and we are using that time to consider who would Vice-captain to Pooran for that series. So, it is not something we felt we had to name at the moment, so, we are using the time we have available going into the next T20 series”, the Director of Cricket conveyed.

After the ongoing Indian Premier League concludes on May 29, West Indies’ white-ball players have 50-over tours to the Netherlands, and Pakistan as part of the ICC Super League as they seek direct qualification to next year’s World Cup in India.

While no names have publicly been stated, Jamaican all-rounder,  Rovman Powell, is tipped to be the candidate to become Pooran’s deputy in the shorter format.

Powell has the experience of captaining the West Indies in three One-Day internationals on a tour to Bangladesh in December 2018, and in recent years, led the Jamaica Tallawahs in the Caribbean Premeir League.

Strong leadership will be vital as the two-time World T20 Champions have to play an additional qualifying round against the likes of Scotland and Namibia to make the Super 12s at the Men’s T20 World Cup later this year in Australia.

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