Veteran Ramdin to lead Red Force in PCL

Former West Indies wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin.

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Discarded West Indies wicketkeeper, Denesh Ramdin, will lead his native Trinidad and Tobago Red Force in the Professional Cricket League which bowls off next week.

The Guardian newspaper here said the 32-year-old will replace all-rounder Marlon Richards who led the side for the last two rounds of the last first class season, after regular captain Kyle Hope became unavailable.

Hope is currently away on West Indies duty for the two-Test tour of Zimbabwe.

Ramdin, who led West Indies in 13 Tests between 2014-15, is vastly experienced and has led T&T in the past.

A veteran of 74 Tests, Ramdin has also played 140 first class matches, and his presence is being viewed by selectors as a boost for a Red Force side short of experience.

He represented West Indies in Tests up until last year January, before being axed months later ahead of India’s tour of the Caribbean.

Red Force face a tough start to their first campaign when they take on perennial arch-rivals Barbados Pride at Kensington Oval, starting October 26.

Last season, Red Force finished third as Guyana Jaguars claimed their third straight first class title.

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