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Nicholas Pooran has stepped down as white-ball captain of West Indies, after their initial-round exit from the T20 Earth Cup 2022. Pooran was appointed as the entire-time white-ball captain in May well this yr following Kieron Pollard retired from global cricket.

At the 2022 T20 Environment Cup, West Indies could not qualify for the Super 12 stage following successful just 1 match in the preliminary group phase towards West Indies. West Indies had been surprised by Scotland which led to elimination and experienced earlier shed from Ireland.

Regardless of currently being grouped with groups like Zimbabwe, Ireland and Scotland, West Indies concluded at the bottom of the table.

Previous yr and earlier this yr, Pooran led the West Indies in the absence of Kieron Pollard, making the most of a T20 Worldwide (T20I) Series gain versus Australia at residence (4-1). He was officially appointed West Indies Men’s white-ball captain in Might this year when Pollard stepped down. Total, Pooran led the group in 17 A person Day Internationals (ODIs) and 23 T20Is, recording Series wins in opposition to the Netherlands (ODI 3-) and Bangladesh (T20I 2-).

“I have specified the captaincy a excellent offer of believed considering the fact that the great disappointment of the T20 Planet Cup. I took on the part with wonderful pride and commitment and have presented it certainly anything about the past 12 months. “The T20 World Cup is something that have to not determine us and I will quickly get associated in the upcoming evaluations. And although it will be several months until we reconvene as a squad, I want to give CWI a lot of time to prepare for the matches from South Africa in March and further than,” Pooran said in a assertion launched by Cricket West Indies. 

He included, “This is not me offering up. I remain ambitious and nevertheless watch the captaincy of West Indies cricket as an honour that is bestowed on you. There is no doubt I stay totally dedicated to West Indies cricket and I seem ahead to providing my solutions as a senior participant in a supportive part. By stepping down now as the West Indies white ball captain I feel it is in the finest interests of the group and for me personally, as I need to have to concentrate on what I can deliver to the side as a player. I desperately want us to be prosperous and the most benefit I can give to the team is as a result of absolutely concentrating on the role of persistently scoring operates at critical periods.”

“I am really grateful to CWI for the prospect and religion shown in me and for the assist that I have received by our devoted lovers because using the function, and to my teammates who have labored so really hard as perfectly. I know we have it in us to have West Indies cricket ahead and be happy,” he claimed.

CWI Director of Cricket, Jimmy Adams thanked Pooran for his time top the two groups.

Adams stated, “On behalf of CWI I want to thank Nicholas for his time top our white ball teams. Obtaining spoken with him I know he continues to be absolutely dedicated to West Indies cricket and I am confident he has a large function to perform in our future.”