Nicholas Pooran has been appointed as the captain of the West Indies men’s team for White-ball cricket.
The left-handed keeper-batter will replace Kieron Pollard as the latter had retired from international cricket.
In the official statement released by the board, Cricket West Indies said: , “Cricket West Indies (CWI) today confirmed the appointment of Nicholas Pooran as the West Indies Men’s One Day International (ODI) and T20 International (T20I) captain, following the international retirement of Kieron Pollard.”
Pooran was Pollard’s deputy since last year and was expected to lead the side when Pollard announced his retirement.
He will lead the West Indies side in both T20 World Cup as well as ODI World Cup. Shai Hope will be his deputy in the ODI format.