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Nicholas Pooran of West Indies relinquishes captaincy with white ball | Cricket news

West Indies’ Nicholas Pooran resigns as the captain’s white ball after their disappointment T20 World Cup exit in Australia, Cricket West Indies said Monday.
The two-time champions made their first exit since the inaugural T20 World Cup in 2007, failing to reach the Super 12 stage after tasteless qualifying losses to Ireland and Scotland.
“By now stepping down as West Indies white ball captain I think it is in the best interest of the team and for me personally as I need to focus on what I can deliver to the side as a player” said Pooran.

“This is not me giving up. I remain ambitious and still see the captaincy of West Indian cricket as an honor bestowed upon you.”
The West Indies have appointed a three-man panel to judge the Caribbeans’ flop, with little time to rebuild before teaming up with the United States to host the next T20 World Cup in 2024.
“The T20 World Cup is something that should not define us and I will be happy to get involved in the upcoming assessments,” said Pooran.
“And while it will be several months before we get back together as a team, I want to give CWI enough time to prepare for the games against South Africa in March and beyond,” he added.
The West Indies’ next white-ball series is against South Africa in March 2023.

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