West Indies men’s team’s national selector, Ramnaresh Sarwan, resigned from his position owing to personal reasons and the board has begun looking for alternatives.
Sarwan, who completed just 5 months of his tenure after being appointed in January, revealed the news to Cricket West Indies (CWI) confirming that he will not be able to continue.
They will now start the recruitment process based on established criteria. The board is looking to find a suitable replacement urgently. Until then, Robert Haynes, who is the current Lead Selector of the Men’s Youth Selection Panel and former interim Chairman of Selectors, will stand in.
The Men’s team is currently on a tour of The Netherlands where the first-ever ODI series between the two teams will be played. It is also part of the ICC ODI Super League and both teams will be keen to grab some points.
“We are grateful for Ramnaresh Sarwan’s contribution” – CWI Director
CWI director of cricket, Jimmy Adams, was grateful for all the effort put in by Sarwan in picking the best squads possible. He also said they will be open to working with the former batter in the near future.
“Given the depth of his experience in the game, we are disappointed that Ramnaresh is unable to continue in the role of Selector, but we fully understand and accept his reasons.”
“We are grateful for his contribution during the period he was involved and hope that he will be able to contribute to West Indies Cricket in some capacity in the future,” Adams stated.