Clive Lloyd called his time as chairman of the selection committee of West Indies as quite rewarding © AFP
Clive Lloyd called his time as chairman of the selection committee of West Indies as quite rewarding © AFP

Courtney Browne has taken over from Clive Lloyd as chairman of the selection committee of the West Indies. WICB gave a confirmation about the same on Thursday. However, they did not clear whether Lloyd was sacked or he vacated the position on his own. Browne, a former wicketkeeper has featured in 20 Test matches and 46 One-Day Internationals (ODIs) for the West Indies team. He was present in the selection panel for approximately six years. His new appointment as chairman is for a period of two years. Another announcement from the West Indies Cricket Board was that Lloyd will become its special ambassador starting October 1. In this role, he will be the spokesperson of WICB during special events. Live Cricket Scorecard: West Indies vs South Africa, Live Score, 9th ODI Match, Australia and South Africa in West Indies Tri-Series, 2016

Lloyd was quote by ESPNcricinfo saying, “The time as Chairman was quite rewarding and I am hoping my contribution would have added value to the current system. I made every attempt to serve with distinction and I was pleased to contribute to the game again. I look forward to the new role. The details of that arrangement will be discussed and will be released shortly.” England vs West Indies, T20 World Cup 2016 Final: Clive Lloyd joins the “Champion” gang, dances with trophy in his hand

It will be interesting to see if Browne is able to give justice to the new position he has been given by WICB. At the same time, Lloyd, who will become the special ambassador of WICB around three months from now, will have to shoulder a new responsibility. Talking of 45-years-old Browne, the former West Indies wicketkeeper, he took 79 catches and executed two stumpings in his Test career. In ODIs, he has 59 catches and nine stumpings to his name. He averages 16.12 and 17.29 with the bat in Tests and ODIs respectively.