Guardian- T&T’s Kieron Pol­lard has been named West In­dies ‘white ball’ cap­tain and will re­place Ja­son Hold­er and Car­los Brath­waite re­spec­tive­ly.

A source close to the sit­u­a­tion who spoke to Guardian Me­dia Sports on the con­di­tion anonymi­ty ex­plained that the de­ci­sion was tak­en by Crick­et West In­dies (CWI) Board of Di­rec­tors. Guardian Sports un­der­stands that the CWI di­rec­tors made the de­ci­sion on Sat­ur­day, the first day of their two-day reg­u­lar quar­ter­ly meet­ing at the Hilton Trinidad Ho­tel in Port-of-Spain. Pol­lard, 32, who is cap­tain­ing the Trin­ba­go Knight Rid­ers (TKR) in the ab­sence of reg­u­lar cap­tain Dar­ren Bra­vo, who is in­jured and will be out of ac­tion for two months, was the play­er pro­posed by the se­lec­tion com­mit­tee and when the vote was tak­en, he got the sup­port from six di­rec­tors while the oth­er six ab­stained. Pol­lard made his ODI de­but in April 2006 and played his last match on Oc­to­ber 5, 2016, against Pak­istan in the Unit­ed Arab Emi­rates. He was named as a re­serve play­er for the 2019 ICC World Cup. Af­ter the West In­dies dis­mal per­for­mance where they won just two match­es, there were calls for his in­clu­sion against the In­di­ans in the Caribbean but this did not ma­te­ri­al­ize and the West In­dies lost the se­ries 2-0. Af­ter mak­ing his T20 de­but in June 2008 against Aus­tralia, but was over-looked for sev­er­al years. He was, how­ev­er, re­called to the West In­dies team for the T20 In­ter­na­tion­als against the In­di­ans last month and did well al­though the Caribbean team lost 3-0. Pol­lard, who has led TKR to a 2-0 record so far in the 2019 edi­tion of the Caribbean Pre­mier League (CPL), is an ag­gres­sive right-han­der, and medi­um-pace bowler shot to the lime­light dur­ing the 2009 Cham­pi­ons League in 2009. Af­ter this, he nev­er looked back and is one of the most feared strik­ers of the crick­et ball the world over. He is one of two play­ers to play over 100 ODIs and nev­er play a Test match. His ODI record is 101 one day in­ter­na­tion­al match­es scor­ing 2,229 runs at an av­er­age of 25.71 with three cen­turies and nine fifties. For good mea­sure, he has al­so tak­en 50 wick­ets in this for­mat. In T20 in­ter­na­tion­als he has played 62 match­es, scor­ing 909 runs at an av­er­age of 21.50 and has snared 23 wick­ets. CWI con­tin­ues their meet­ing to­day, the sec­ond and fi­nal day at the same venue.

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  1. It’s about time , I am thanks and Thai some smart overseers took a good look and act according to what are the facts. Jason Holder is just not good enough. He’s one polished human being and a good Cricketer, if I may say” some what good,” my son, you are just not producing the milk ok. . The leadership is below par.

    In this world of cricket, your bit is not cutting it at all. I like the choice of replacement.

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