PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) – All rounder Rayad Emrit has been confirmed as captain of the Trinidad and Tobago Red Force team, replacing Denesh Ramdin, for the Professional Cricket League (PCL) starting Friday, cricket authorities here have said.
The Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board (TTCB) said it made a decision to accept the recommendation by selectors, to replace Ramdin with Emrit, during a board meeting held over the weekend.
Emrit will lead T and T during the four-day tournament starting with their first game against Barbados on Friday at the Queen’s Park Oval.
Emrit led T&T in the 2014 season earlier this year when the Red Force finished runners-up to Barbados in the four-day competition.
The issue of T&T captaincy erupted into controversy when Ramdin said he was being victimised after he was removed as captain during a meeting with the TTCB last Monday.
Ramdin, who took over the T&T captaincy from Daren Ganga in 2011 and was appointed West Indies Test captain earlier this year, was part of the regional ODI squad that abandoned their tour of India last month.
The TTCB condemned the players’ action during their recent Annual General Meeting.
The 13 man squad announced on Monday includes Jason Mohammed as vice captain, Evin Lewis, Lendl Simmons, Yannick Ottley, Ramnaresh Sarwan, Denesh Ramdin, Akeal Hosein, Imran Khan, Shannon Gabriel, Marlon Richards, Bryan Charles and Yannic Cariah.