Nicholas Pooran made a decision that surprised many. Namely, this great player decided to resign from the position of West Indies captain. His team disappointed right at the start of the T20 World Cup. Pooran issued a statement after the surprising decision.
He confirmed that he gave his best from the very start and wanted to help his team. "I have given the captaincy a great deal of thought since the enormous disappointment of the T20 World Cup," Pooran said, as quoted by cricbuzz.com "I took on the role with great pride and dedication and have given it absolutely everything over the past year.
The T20 World Cup is something that must not define us and I will readily get involved in the upcoming reviews. And whilst it will be several months until we reconvene as a squad, I want to give CWI plenty of time to prepare for the matches against South Africa in March and beyond."
Pooran on his decision
He confirmed that this decision does not mean that he will not be available to the team and help in any way. Pooran was always committed and available for his team. The West Indies are what he likes the most, and we know that he will always be available.
"This is not me giving up. I remain ambitious and still view the captaincy of West Indies cricket as an honour that is bestowed upon you. There is no doubt I remain fully committed to West Indies cricket and I look forward to providing my services as a senior player in a supportive role."
Pooran believes that his decision is the best for his team at the moment. We will see who will fill his role. Pooran will be of great importance as a player. No one doubts that the West Indies will recover from their early relegation.
Many important challenges await them in the future. "By stepping down now as the West Indies white ball captain I believe it is in the best interests of the team and for me personally, as I need to concentrate on what I can deliver to the side as a player.
I desperately want us to be successful and the most value I can give to the team is through fully focusing on the role of consistently scoring runs at crucial times," he concluded. There are chances that the West Indies will make big changes within the teams, but let's wait and see.