Former Test wicketkeeper for the West Indies Courtney Browne has been sworn in as the chief selector by the Windies Cricket Board in place of the great Clive Lloyd.
Lloyd was the chief selector since August 2014 and it was not explicitly stated by the Windies Board that whether he stepped down from this role or was sacked.
Browne, who played 20 Test matches and 46 ODI matches for West Indies, has been appointed as the chairman for two years after having served on the panel for almost six years. He was part of the team that won the ICC Champions Trophy in2 004 after their memorable win over England in the final.
The West Indies side play a crucial final match of the ongoing triangular series, today, against South Africa with their hopes of making it to the final still alive.
Lloyd will now act as the ‘Special Ambassador’ for Windies Cricket Board and will be their spokesperson at special events.
“The time as Chairman was quite rewarding and I am hoping my contribution would have added value to the current system,” Lloyd said. “I made every attempt to serve with distinction and I was pleased to contribute to the game again. I look forward to the new role. The details of that arrangement will be discussed and will be released shortly.”