Ramnaresh Sarwan feels honoured to lead Guyana Amazon Warriors in Caribbean Premier League

Ramnaresh Sarwan last played a T20 match for West Indies in 2010 © Getty Images

Bridgetown (Barbados): Jul 3, 2013

Discarded West Indies middle order batsman Ramnaresh Sarwan has said he is delighted to be captaining the Guyana Amazon Warriors in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) beginning later this month.

Sarwan, who was dropped from the West Indies squad for the One-Day International (ODI) tri-series involving India and Sri Lanka, said he is determined to lead the Warriors to title honours.

The captains for the six participating franchises in the inaugural season of the CPL were announced on Tuesday.

“It is a great honour to have been chosen to captain the Guyana Amazon Warriors in the first ever Caribbean Premier League T20 tournament,” said Sarwan, who last played a T20 for West Indies in 2010.

“I have the opportunity to work with and lead some of the best players in the region and the world, and I am looking forward to using my years of experience to guide the Amazon Warriors to victory.”

Sarwan had been recalled to the West Indies team after a contentious 18 months but since then, apart from a century against Zimbabwe at home, he totaled 40 runs in seven matches including scores of one against Pakistan and India in the ICC Champions Trophy 2013.

Dwayne Bravo, the West Indies captain, will lead the T&T Red Steel team while all-rounder Darren Sammy has been named the captain for St Lucia Zouks.

The captains for the other three franchises are — Chris Gayle for Jamaica Tallawahs; Marlon Samuels for Antigua Hawksbills and Kieron Pollard for Barbados Tridents.