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HEADLINE: Politics prevented earlier Pollard captaincy appointment claims Richards 2019-10-28 17:53:52 

Legendary West Indies batsman Sir Viv Richards believes newly appointed skipper Kieron Pollard was kept out of leadership roles because of politics.

The 32-year-old Pollard was recently appointed both captain of the One Day International and T20 squads, replacing Jason Holder and Carlos Brathwaite respectively.  While heartily agreeing with the move, Richards believes it was a long time in coming.

“I’ve always felt he should have been [appointed] a bit earlier,” Richards said in an interview with the Line And Length cricket podcast.

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doosra 2019-10-28 17:55:36 

In reply to

who better than him to know?

jacksparrow 2019-10-29 01:13:38 

He probably right

Larr Pullo 2019-10-29 11:52:37 

With Pollards record he's lucky to be even picked in a WI side.

rillo 2019-10-30 02:22:49 

In reply to Larr Pullo

Yes and who should be picked based on their record?
WI almost last in each category but let us know which losers you think deserve it.

conman 2019-10-30 02:42:11 

In reply to rillo

So we okay about players not making the side on merit now?

granite 2019-10-30 10:36:52 

In reply to Larr Pullo

So who's your choice for captain?

conman 2019-10-30 13:06:00 

In reply to granite

before asking that question
a better question would be, would the current problems of the team be fixed with another captain?

pariaman 2019-10-30 13:13:00 

In reply to conman

We won with a captain and move to 9 with other

Figure it out for yourself

conman 2019-10-30 13:42:33 

In reply to pariaman

so in your view, a captain is whats needed to turn the fortunes of west indies cricket right? even one that doesnt have merit to be on the team, correct?

Fivestar 2019-10-30 14:12:40 

In reply to

I like the direction West Indies cricket is going. They are stopping the victimizing of players and are trying to use all of the cricket stadiums.

pariaman 2019-10-30 15:31:28 

In reply to conman

It may not solve it but we needed a change since the past Captains had brought us from No 1 to number 9

Pollard, DJ Bravo are the only 2 legitimate contenders

DJ is out injured so Pollard by Default

Pollard had an excellent CPL as a batsman so he could have made the T20 team

ODI team not so much

lets see if he can produce results!

As with all professional sports if he does not I will be first to say change him

conman 2019-10-30 17:00:40 

In reply to pariaman

I can accept pollard for t20
but ODI is a completely different beast, all that power and influence will dissipate the minute his normal odi numbers continue, how can you demand from the players when ur underlings have more hundreds that you in less matches

pariaman 2019-10-30 22:55:07 

In reply to conman

By your logic Lloyd could not captain Richards?

Richards was by far the better batsman!

What we want is an excellent captain who can at the very least make the side

Pollard could make the odi side even if barely

Holder was best bat and bowler but still could not cause the side to win

Sammy could barely make the side but he could win at least in T 20

Give Pollard a chance we are at the bottom right now and change is needed

imusic 2019-10-30 22:59:00 

In reply to Larr Pullo

With Pollards record he's lucky to be even picked in a WI side.


Interesting that a player's record never factored in for you when Darren Sammy was captain though cool