Sarwan ready to be captain

Current West Indies vice-captain Ramnaresh Sarwan has put his name forward to replace Brian Lara as captain following the World Cup.

Lara confirmed his one-day cricket retirement last week but has said he wants to continue to play Test cricket past his 40th birthday.

Sarwan told the BBC that “If given the opportunity I will grab it with both hands.”

Sarwan went onto say “Whoever else captains the West Indies Cicket team I will give them my full support, but if the chance comes my way I will go for it.”

It has been hinted that the West Indies Board may retain Lara as their Test captain and appoint a different captain for the one-day team.

The West Indies have had a disappointing World Cup, but still hold out hope of a remote possibility of making the semi-finals should results go their way. They play Bangladesh on 19th April, followed by England on 21st April.

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