Kieron Pollard

BROTHERS IN ARMS: Newly-installed West Indies ODI and T20 skipper Kieron Pollard, left, and T&T and TKR teammate Dwayne Bravo in a show of solidarity at yesterday’s CWI media conference held at the Hilton Trinidad. 

Kieron Pollard is the “right man at the right time to move our development in white ball cricket forward.”

That was the claim yesterday of Cricket West Indies (CWI) president Ricky Skerritt after the regional body announced radical changes to its selection policy.

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And 32-year-old Pollard, who will replace Jason Holder and Carlos Brathwaite, respectively, as One-day International and T20 skipper said he is ready for the responsibility. “When you decide to do something you stick to it and you go wholeheartedly; that’s what I intend to do,” he said at a CWI press conference to announce the change at the Hilton Trinidad yesterday.

Pollard comes to the ODI captaincy having not played a match in the format since October 2016. And he admitted that he was “obviously surprised” to be approached, “in terms of all that has transpired.”


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