In the aftermath of a disappointing performance at the World Cup and a complete whitewash against India barring the abandoned ODI (washed out due to rain), Cricket West Indies (CWI) have reportedly chose to sack the existing captains- Jason Holder (ODI) and Carlos Brathwaite (T20I) and have named Kieron Pollard as captain in limited-overs cricket.
The 32-year-old last played an ODI in 2016.
According to a report, the decision was taken by the CWI board of directors at a meeting in Port of Spain. He said the board was following the "best possible pratices for best possible outcomes".
"Jason Holder was called by me yesterday morning and we spoke", Skerritt said while sitting next to Pollard and other CWI officials.
The release said the Selection Task Force recommended the immediate introduction of "red ball" and "white ball" captains to support a long-term strategy to focus on the different formats of worldwide cricket. Holder, who led the team at the last two 50-over World Cups, will continue to lead the side in test cricket.
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"Kieron Pollard, with immediate effect, has agreed to take up the position of captain of both our T20 and ODI white-ball teams", CWI president, Ricky Skerritt told media here.
"What impressed me the most about Pollard was his keenness and commitment to give back to the game".
Pollard's first assignment will be the limited-overs tour of Afghanistan in November where the team plays three ODIs and T20Is each. Now, it has been learned that Kieron Pollard is set to take charge of the national limited-overs teams. "Also why I think this may be because a lot of captains were introduced at that time".
Largely a T20 specialist, Pollard has not played a single One-Day International in the last three years, his last appearance coming on the ill-fated series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates when West Indies suffered a humiliating whitewash. Instructively, West Indies never won a series under the world-rated Barbadian all-rounder.