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CRICKET: Ramdin replaced as WI Test captain, Holder appointed

Published:Friday | September 4, 2015 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey, Gleaner Writer
Denesh Ramdin

 Denesh Ramdin has been axed as West Indies Test captain after just 15 months in charge.

The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) selectors met on Wednesday and decided that it was time for a change.

Ramdin has been replaced by rising star and one-day skipper Jason Holder for the tour of Sri Lanka next month.

Jason Holder - File Photo

Jason Holder - File Photo

The 23-year-old, Holder who has played eight Tests and 33 One-Day Internationals in his fledgling career, will lead a 15-man squad for the October 14 to November 12 series.

This series comprises two Tests, three One-Day Internationals and two Twenty20s.

Long identified as a future leader, Holder was handed the reins of the One-Day team last January and managed to impress with the way he handled the unit.

As a result, the WICB said today that the recommendations by the Clive Lloyd-chaired selection panel to make Holder Test captain, has been endorsed unanimously by directors.

Ramdin was appointed West Indies captain May last year, replacing Darren Sammy.

Ramdin led the West Indies in 13 Tests, winning four, losing seven and drawing two.

As captain, he accumulated 472 runs at an average of 22, and a highest score of 57.