Rayad Emrit will captain the Trinidad and Tobago Red Force team for the duration of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) Professional Cricket League (PCL) four-day competition.
This after the T&T Cricket Board (TTCB) executive approved the recommendation from the national selectors to replace regular skipper Denesh Ramdin with Emrit and to appoint middle order batsman Jason Mohammed as vice-captain.
The wicket-keeper batsman, Ramdin, took over the T&T captaincy from Daren Ganga in 2011 and was appointed West Indies Test captain earlier this year, replacing Darren Sammy.
Emrit led the T&T in the 2014 season earlier this year when the Red Force finished runners-up to Barbados in the four-day competition.
The TTCB executive met over the weekend and finally resolved the T&T captaincy controversy which erupted when Ramdin said he was being victimized after he was axed at T&T captain during a meeting with the TTCB last Monday.
Ramdin was part of the West Indies ODI squad that abandoned their tour of India last month and the TTCB, during their AGM, condemned the actions of the players.
In a press release last Tuesday, the TTCB said that Ramdin would have been unavailable for most of the regional season which prompted their decision to make Emrit captain.
TTCB president Azim Bassarath had noted that the T&T selection committee, chaired by Alec Burns had made the recommendation about the captaincy however he insisted that no decision was taken regarding the captaincy and that such a decision would be taken at the executive meeting over the weekend.
TTCB executive have also decided to reappoint Manohar Ramsaran as manager of the T&T side. Ramsaran was first appointed to manager the T&T side last year, taking over from Omar Khan on a one-year period.
The TTCB selectors met yesterday to finalise the T&T Red Force squad for the first round PCL match against Barbados, bowling off on Friday at the Queen’s Park Oval. The TTCB is expected to announce the squad today.