Kieron Pollard’s appointment best thing Cricket West Indies could do: Clive Lloyd
Kieron Pollard (AFP Photo)

Clive Lloyd has welcomed the appointment of Kieron Pollard as the new West Indies captain in white-ball cricket.

On Monday, Cricket West Indies (CWI) announced that Jason Holder (ODI) and Carlos Brathwaite (T20I) will no longer be the captains of its limited-overs sides with Pollard replacing the duo.

READ: Pollard named West Indies’ new limited-overs captain

“Pollard’s appointment was the best thing that Cricket West Indies could do right now, he has tons of experience playing all over the world and you can see in his leadership now in the CPL, that he is well-respected and he certainly will do a good job for the West Indies,” Lloyd was quoted as saying by Jamaica Gleaner.

Holder has been continued as the Test captain and Lloyd feels relieving the allrounder from leadership duties in ODIs will only help him. “This move will do Jason Holder a world of good as well, it will take a lot of pressure off him and he can concentrate on leading the Test team and give a better account of himself and the team,” Lloyd said.

Pollard, who last played an ODI in 2016, thanked the cricket board and is looking forward to building a team for the future. “I’m truly honoured to be appointed captain of the West Indies and I would like to thank Cricket West Indies’ Board of Directors for placing their faith and confidence in me. I can’t wait to work with the coaching staff and players as we start building towards future World Cups and give the fans more reasons to get behind the team,” he said.