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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.

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imusic 2019-09-08 16:35:40 

In reply to

A Trini newspaper “reporting” this news?

Will believe it if it comes from CWI itself. Vinode Mamchand has previously given out wrong info of a similar nature

positiveg 2019-09-08 16:44:29 

In reply to imusic

You know. Lol. That's like Trump saying the hurricane gonna hit Alabama

spider 2019-09-08 16:49:08 

I think it's true though I don't know why it's not CWI announcing it.

silver 2019-09-08 16:57:38 

In reply to positiveg

lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol

silver 2019-09-08 16:59:14 

In reply to

Make sure he sign that central contract. He will bankrupt West Indies cricket this time

VIX 2019-09-08 16:59:22 

In reply to

Vinode Mamchand

As imusic said, I'll believe it when its official!

imusic 2019-09-08 17:59:59 

In reply to positiveg

Lol. Maybe somebody should give Vinode a sharpie cool

B16JP587S 2019-09-08 18:15:31 

The thing is, he wasn't picked for the recent ODIs. How come he make captain now?

mikesiva 2019-09-08 18:42:05 

"Pol­lard, 32, who is cap­tain­ing the Trin­ba­go Knight Rid­ers (TKR) in the ab­sence of reg­ular cap­tain Dar­ren Bra­vo"

Dwayne Bravo surely....

pariaman 2019-09-08 18:44:59 

In reply to B16JP587S

He deserved to be in place of either Russell who was injured or one in a blue moon Carlos

Narper 2019-09-08 18:51:30 

Vinode Mamchand

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm big grin big grin big grin big grin big grin

But if this true....good move

Holder is a failure as ODI cappo

Braffit can't make the T20 team

B16JP587S 2019-09-08 19:01:49 

In reply to pariaman

He deserved to be in place of either Russell who was injured or one in a blue moon Carlos

Well, that doesn't quite answer my question. I , actually, was advocating for his ODI inclusion in spite of his sketchy one day record, and I feel he will be a better captain than Jason and Carlos but of course time will tell.

I just don't understand how people don't play the format and then suddenly become captain. But is West Indies. It's traditional. smile

pariaman 2019-09-08 19:04:29 

In reply to B16JP587S

We are in dire straits in ODI

Do we leave Carlos there and let things go worse?

Give him a chance we already at rock bottom

pariaman 2019-09-08 19:05:44 

Was carlos a fixture on the team when chosen as T20?

Was Jason an experienced Captain when chosen?

B16JP587S 2019-09-08 19:17:09 

In reply to pariaman

It's traditional


Casper 2019-09-08 19:17:41 

A drastic change is needed to see if we can change the fortunes of Windies team; neither men nor women can win ah lick.

I can't recall a more barren period for Windies cricket. At least when we started our decline, after '95, every once in a while we would win a match to show we were still keen competitors. Now, we can't win anything. Rather than turning the corner, these teams are "back backing" and unable to get out of the curve. In fact, even the once minions are throwing curveballs at the once-mighty Windies.

TheTrail 2019-09-08 19:34:22 

In reply to B16JP587S

I just don't understand how people don't play the format and then suddenly become captain. But is West Indies. It's traditional.

Skerritt and Shallow are politicians. You should know how they "get their wheels greased."

Will Pollard be clapping like Sammy? lol lol

Walco 2019-09-08 19:38:16 

In reply to

Serious question. How does Cricket West Indies voting work? If there are 12 total votes and six directors vote in favor of a motion while the other six abstain, does the motion at issue carry or would a majority of the 12 eligible votes be necessary for a motion to carry? In other words, can a captaincy recommendation by the selectors be approved by a 6-0 vote or would at least 7 votes be necessary for the motion to carry?

sgtdjones 2019-09-08 19:42:42 

In reply to Walco

CWI gats 12 votes from shareholders

Then, they have one from the President.

Majority carries , except Guyana.

lol lol

sgtdjones 2019-09-08 19:47:57 

In reply to TheTrail

Skerritt and Shallow are politicians. You should know how they "get their wheels greased."

Will Pollard be clapping like Sammy?

Why be a critic at this time, we dont know if its factual.

When CWI announces, why not give the player a chance to see if he has such leadership capabilities.
Holder was.

Now if he fails, one can be critical.

Until then, it sounds like sour grapes.

cricketmad 2019-09-08 20:11:55 

Yet another appointment of a specialist captain .

Walco 2019-09-08 20:40:12 

In reply to sgtdjones
Are you sure about the president having a vote? Seems peculiar

Wasp 2019-09-08 20:40:43 

But for how long lol lol

Trini captain have a short life span and pollard been around the block

Wasp 2019-09-08 20:41:23 

Should have brought him in for the world cup

sgtdjones 2019-09-08 23:07:30 

In reply to Walco

If el Presidente doesn't the CEO will have one vote.

Thus breaking any tie.

In a normal business operation the Chair and the CEO has one vote each.

InHindsight 2019-09-08 23:50:45 

Can Pollard un-poison the chalice? razz

newdread 2019-09-09 00:37:50 

In reply to imusic

Vinode Mamchand has previously given out wrong info of a similar nature

I am in Trinidad and staying at the Hilton, the CWI board meeting is in Tobago big grin big grin big grin

So...if that basic info is incorrect...

openning 2019-09-09 00:41:12 

In reply to newdread

So...if that basic info is incorrect..

Why are you beating around the bush?

newdread 2019-09-09 00:52:43 

In reply to openning

I don't know whether Pollard has been named white ball captain or not....I'm only saying that if the reporter got the meeting location wrong I am not sure we can trust the main thrust of the article....

openning 2019-09-09 00:59:40 

In reply to newdread

Got it.
He previously misinformed the public, about Pollard's selection.
If this is wrong, it would be the second time, in less than six months.

methodic 2019-09-09 00:59:45 

In reply to newdread

I will think that will be pretty embarrassing for a reputable paper to print misleading info on the same player twice. However, it wouldn't surprise me because standards seems to be pretty low right now

rillo 2019-09-09 01:45:43 

In reply to B16JP587S

He did not play because they did not pick him to play.

It is not his fault that the CWI is shortsighted. That they cannot see other islands except Barbados abd Jamaica when picking a team.
Polly will make a great captain in maroon colors.
He makes people play above their pay grade. Ask Krunal and Hardik. Hardik attributed as much in an interview awhile back that Pollard helped him immensely when they batted together.
Would love to see they also name Shimron as his sidekick.

rillo 2019-09-09 01:47:30 

In reply to InHindsight

Yes he can. Give him the right combination of players who want to "win" and he will.
Cannot see Jason neither Carlos on the team.
So many other players look hungrier than these two.

Emir 2019-09-09 01:49:11 

In reply to rillo


doosra 2019-09-09 10:16:12 

In reply to rillo

Right players like

Etc big grin

Seechy 2019-09-09 10:24:23 


Hope (wk)
Pollard (c)

velo 2019-09-09 10:42:08 

In reply to B16JP587S
i don't agree with it either but these are not normal circumstances the west indies can't keep doing the same thing and expecting different results ,the results under holder is not good so if this news is true good luck to pollard and hope his btting has improved

Pacy 2019-09-09 11:00:53 

I am surprised that some who called for sacking of senior players with the theme "Anyway we not winning" suddenly want to know Pollards credentials as a captain.

Afterall we are losing and what is the big deal. Anyone who has seen our White ball cricket record under the current captains will know that "We cannot do any worse" lol lol lol

doosra 2019-09-09 11:18:57 

In reply to Pacy

Pollard loves WI cricket? big grin

sudden 2019-09-09 11:45:51 

In reply to doosra

now he will. and so will the tits

doosra 2019-09-09 11:52:35 

In reply to sudden

it would be nice to watch the ride again big grin big grin big grin

we have 1.2m new supporters of wi cricket all of a 'sudden' big grin

velo 2019-09-09 12:04:38 

brathwaithe's place in this team is now redundant big grin big grin

sudden 2019-09-09 12:17:21 

In reply to velo

that is true but will Polly bowl Braff's overs? big grin

mikesiva 2019-09-09 15:17:23 

In reply to newdread

From WICB....

Cricket West Indies Press Conference with President, Ricky Skerritt streaming LIVE from Hilton Trinidad & Conference Centre.

September 09 2019 | 11:00 a.m. AST

Skerritt confirms that Pollard will with immediate effect take up the captaincy of both white-ball teams.

natty_forever 2019-09-09 15:29:54 

In reply to cricketmad

However, at least he brings a likkle more special to the position.

doosra 2019-09-09 15:31:44 

In reply to natty_forever

what "likkle more" special does Pollard bring to the position?

Pacy 2019-09-09 15:39:31 

In reply to doosra

May, may not. But results speak. If years of loss does not force a change nothing will

natty_forever 2019-09-09 15:41:06 

In reply to doosra

A likkle more tactical awareness.

doosra 2019-09-09 15:44:07 

In reply to natty_forever

as evidenced by what/?

rhatid 2019-09-09 15:47:25 

In reply to
It doesn't matter whether it's Pollard, Holder, Brathwaite, Bravo or whoever, it won't make a difference. Did you hear? Another team is now on the scene to beat up on the West Indies - Afghanistan. Yes they have just beaten Bangladesh - a team we can't beat. Yes, our woes are multiplying. Maybe we should just give it up. Our boys just don't have what it takes - skill/talent, brains, pride and patriotism. Without these we will never be able to compete internationally against teams who are overflowing with these qualities. Yes, it's over for us!

Kay 2019-09-09 15:56:29 

Another good reason for me to abandon WI lickit cricket .... smile

sgtdjones 2019-09-09 15:58:56 

In reply to doosra

Just get dewdrop hetty to make some runs nah....
or Polly go beat he rass with he shoe.

lol lol

doosra 2019-09-09 16:00:37 

In reply to sgtdjones

daz pouty wuk big grin

sgtdjones 2019-09-09 16:08:13 

In reply to doosra

Ask Tino....he was never the same.


pariaman 2019-09-09 16:14:58 

This doosra guy not even willing to give Polly a chance

Holder came in with absolutely no captaincy experience at any level in any form of the game

His stats as captain is by a factor more than 2 worse than any other captain

we need change

Lets give Polly a chance

I think he was the best choice among the contenders

Rally around the WI

JamMack 2019-09-09 16:47:43 

This is so comical. According to the selectors he wasn't good enough to make the team, but he's good enough to captain it. big grin big grin big grin

At least the ODI and T20 teams will have a captain with some FIRE. Who bats at 6 skipper?

doosra 2019-09-09 16:48:51 

In reply to pariaman

Rally around the WI

hypocrisy is not a crime man, is it? big grin

pariaman 2019-09-09 17:00:03 

In reply to doosra

I never stopped supporting

Pollard was always the obvious choice

TriniStar 2019-09-09 18:24:15 

Congrats Pollard but rest of d team still have to do dem part

Maispwi 2019-09-09 18:33:55 

Its amazing how when players start losing dere overseas appeal dey suddenly can find all de time in de world to commit to WI cricket.

Nothing like losing a Big Bash contract, getting dropped from an IPL team, or almost going unsold in an IPL draft to mek men reassess de way forward.

Maispwi 2019-09-09 18:38:41 

In reply to doosra

You mean St. Lucia supported DD dat de winningest T20 captain eh get a SOS call?

cricketfreak 2019-09-10 02:00:38 

In reply to Maispwi
I just hope this is false news .
Pollard is bad news for west indies cricket .

Barry 2019-09-10 02:28:15 

In reply to cricketfreak

Not fatwall? big grin