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.

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.”


League form often counts for nothing in knockout play, and so it proved again yesterday in Coca-Cola InterCol.

In the latest renewal of one of the oldest rivalries in Secondary Schools football, St Mary’s College put aside their dismal form in the Premier Division to beat Queen’s Royal College 3-1 and advance to the North Zone semi-finals.

Devon Thomas has credited the knowledge gained in the recent Caribbean Premier League for his current form which saw him stroke his second List A hundred in Leeward Islands Hurricanes’ victory over title-holders Combined Campuses and Colleges Marooners on Wednesday.

Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith scored one goal to assist his Police team to a 5-0 victory over QPCC in the Mixed Veterans division of the Trinidad and Tobago Hockey Board (TTHB) National Indoor competition that concluded over the weekend.

A career-best hundred from Devon Thomas, followed by a destructive spell from West Indies off-spinner Rahkeem Cornwall, propelled hosts Leeward Islands Hurricanes to a 198-run victory over defending champions Combined Campuses & Colleges Marooners in the Colonial Medical Insurance Super50 Cup on Wednesday.

Mere weeks after the passing of former national team defender Reynold George, the country has lost another outstanding footballer albeit, in this instance, departing this world almost without mention.

West Indies captain Kieron Pollard praised the professional performance of his side after th…