Denesh Ramdin Replaces Darren Sammy as West Indies Test captain

Denesh Ramdin will lead West Indies in the home series against New Zealand from June 8.

updated: May 09, 2014 20:36 IST
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Denesh Ramdin has been named West Indies Test captain. He replaces Darren Sammy, who will remain the T20 skipper. Ramdin's first assignment will be the home series against New Zealand starting June 8.

According to a report in the Trinidad Guardian, Ramdin received a call from chairman of the West Indies Cricket Board selection panel Clyde Butts who asked him whether or not he was interested in leading in Test cricket. Ramdin indicated that he was willing to take on the challenge.

Sammy, who was appointed captain in 2010, was relieved of his one-day duties in 2013 and was replaced by all-rounder Dwayne Bravo. Sammy, who plays for Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League, continued to lead the Test and Twenty20 sides but disastrous results on the Test tours of India and New Zealand last year raised doubts over his leadership abilities and his individual failure as an all-rounder has also not helped his case.

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