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Haynes views Pollard as future WI captain

Published:Monday | August 18, 2014 | 12:00 AM
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St Kitts (CMC):

West Indies legend Desmond Haynes earmarked Kieron Pollard as a possible West Indies captain in the shorter forms of the game.

The former Barbados captain and West Indies opener was mentor of the Barbados Tridents, which won the Caribbean Premier League on Saturday following a rainstorm that disrupted the final at Warner Park.

"Last year, when I was coach, we started by winning four or five games, but we didn't do very well moving towards the end," said Haynes in an interview with the Cricket Country website. "But this year, we have been more consistent at the back-end of the tournament. I think it is because of Kieron Pollard's captaincy as well.

"He is one guy who would try a lot of things on the ground. He has shown great leadership and hopefully, I would like to see him being the captain of the West Indies at some stage."

Haynes formed one of the most durable opening partnerships in the history of the game with fellow Barbadians Gordon Greenidge.