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Nicholas Pooran steps down as West Indies white-ball captain after disappointing T20 World Cup campaign

Nicholas Pooran steps down as West Indies white-ball captain after disappointing T20 World Cup campaign

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Nicholas Pooran has stepped down as white-ball captain of West Indies, immediately after their to start with-round exit from the T20 Environment Cup 2022. Pooran was appointed as the complete-time white-ball captain in May perhaps this yr just after Kieron Pollard retired from intercontinental cricket.

At the 2022 T20 Planet Cup, West Indies could not qualify for the Tremendous 12 phase immediately after profitable just one particular match in the preliminary team phase against West Indies. West Indies have been shocked by Scotland which led to elimination and had earlier missing versus Eire.

Irrespective of remaining grouped with teams like Zimbabwe, Eire and Scotland, West Indies finished at the base of the table.

Last yr and earlier this year, Pooran led the West Indies in the absence of Kieron Pollard, experiencing a T20 Worldwide (T20I) Series win towards Australia at residence (4-1). He was formally appointed West Indies Men’s white-ball captain in Could this calendar year when Pollard stepped down. General, Pooran led the group in 17 One Working day Internationals (ODIs) and 23 T20Is, recording Collection wins from the Netherlands (ODI 3-) and Bangladesh (T20I 2-).

“I have offered the captaincy a excellent offer of imagined considering that the great disappointment of the T20 Earth Cup. I took on the position with wonderful pride and determination and have specified it completely every thing above the previous yr. “The T20 Entire world Cup is some thing that have to not determine us and I will readily get involved in the impending testimonials. And even though it will be quite a few months until eventually we reconvene as a squad, I want to give CWI a good deal of time to put together for the matches in opposition to South Africa in March and beyond,” Pooran stated in a assertion introduced by Cricket West Indies. 

He extra, “This is not me offering up. I stay ambitious and even now check out the captaincy of West Indies cricket as an honour that is bestowed on you. There is no doubt I remain completely committed to West Indies cricket and I glance ahead to supplying my providers as a senior player in a supportive function. By stepping down now as the West Indies white ball captain I think it is in the finest passions of the workforce and for me individually, as I need to have to concentrate on what I can deliver to the aspect as a participant. I desperately want us to be effective and the most worth I can give to the workforce is through absolutely focusing on the purpose of consistently scoring operates at vital situations.”

“I am incredibly thankful to CWI for the possibility and faith proven in me and for the assistance that I have been given by our devoted supporters since having the position, and to my teammates who have labored so really hard as perfectly. I know we have it in us to carry West Indies cricket forward and be happy,” he reported.

CWI Director of Cricket, Jimmy Adams thanked Pooran for his time foremost the two teams.

Adams claimed, “On behalf of CWI I want to thank Nicholas for his time top our white ball groups. Owning spoken with him I know he remains entirely dedicated to West Indies cricket and I am persuaded he has a massive position to play in our long term.”