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Nicholas Pooran, the captain of the West Indies on the 2022 T20 World Cup, stepped down from the white ball captaincy of the previous world champions on Monday. Pooran cited “the large disappointment of the T20 World Cup” as the rationale behind the choice. On the 2022 T20 World Cup, West Indies couldn’t qualify for the Tremendous 12 stage after successful only one match within the preliminary group stage. Regardless of being grouped with groups like Zimbabwe, Eire and Scotland, West Indies completed on the backside of the desk.
Pooran was named the West Indies captain in ODIs and T20Is in Could this 12 months after the retirement of Kieron Pollard.
“I’ve given the captaincy an excessive amount of thought because the huge disappointment of the T20 World Cup. I took on the function with nice satisfaction and dedication and have given it completely every thing over the previous 12 months,” Pooran said in a statement.
“The T20 World Cup is one thing that should not outline us and I’ll readily get entangled within the upcoming opinions. And while it will likely be a number of months till we reconvene as a squad, I wish to give CWI loads of time to arrange for the matches towards South Africa in March and past.”
Porran added that he would proceed to serve the West Indies workforce as a participant.
“This isn’t me giving up. I stay formidable and nonetheless view the captaincy of West Indies cricket as an honour that’s bestowed upon you. There isn’t any doubt I stay totally dedicated to West Indies cricket and I stay up for offering my providers as a senior participant in a supportive function. By stepping down now because the West Indies white ball captain I consider it’s in the very best pursuits of the workforce and for me personally, as I would like to focus on what I can ship to the facet as a participant. I desperately need us to achieve success and probably the most worth I may give to the workforce is thru totally specializing in the function of persistently scoring runs at essential occasions,” Pooran mentioned.
“I’m very grateful to CWI for the chance and religion proven in me and for the help that I’ve acquired by our devoted followers since taking the function, and to my teammates who’ve labored so laborious as properly. I do know now we have it in us to hold West Indies cricket ahead and be proud.”
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