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Kieron Pollard likely to captain West Indies in limited-overs

Kieron Pollard likely to captain West Indies in limited-overs

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. I know Carlos is magnificent as an individual, he is a wonderful guy, highly competitive guy, he will not feel hurt in any way.

Later, in a media statement issued by CWI, Pollard said he was keen to lead West Indies and make the fans believe in the team again.

Kieron Pollard was appointed as the West Indies' limited overs captain on Monday.

The Selection Task Force's four- month review benchmarked cricket selection systems around the world and incorporated feedback and contributions from current and former players, coaches, administrators, franchise CEOs and almost 2,700 fans across the Caribbean.

However, he brings massive leadership experience in the shortest format, having led Barbados Tridents in the Caribbean Premier League for five years and then also taking over at St Lucia Stars last season.

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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 made a decision to sack the existing captains- Jason Holder (ODI) and Carlos Brathwaite (T20I) and have named Kieron Pollard as captain in limited-overs cricket.

The new CWI selection system will introduce new team-specific selection panels for the West Indies men's and women's and Youth teams.

Holder, however, will remain in charge of the Test side.

"Jason Holder is a very important force, and he is still going to be our red ball captain", Skerrit said. "Pollard is the right man at the right time to take our white-ball teams forward", he further added.

The Windies won just 11 of 28 matches and three of 11 multi-match series under Brathwaite, and have lost 12 of their last 15 T20 Internationals. In limited-overs cricket, there has been a lot of shuffling around.