All-rounder show class after losing Test captaincy.
Darren Sammy has wished Denesh Ramdin well after being replaced by the wicketkeeper as captain of the West Indies Test side.
Ramdin’s appointment brings Sammy’s two-and-a-half-year captaincy to an end following eight wins and 12 losses since November 2010.
Congrats to Ramdin on being name test Captain. God’s speed brother as u look to take us forward. Thanks to all for the support.
— Darren Sammy (@darrensammy88) May 9, 2014
Sammy has now relinquished international captaincy twice in just over a year. Last May, he was replaced by Dwayne Bravo as ODI captain.
All-rounder Sammy will remain in charge of the T20 side, meaning that the Windies have three separate captains for all three formats.
Ramdin’s first task as Test skipper will be to win the home series against New Zealand that gets underway on June 8.
The 29-year-old has previously led the West Indies in just three T20s and one ODI.
However, he has plenty of captaincy experience with Trinidad & Tobago, having skippered the side in 37 matches across formats.
T&T won 21 games under Ramdin and also reached the semi-finals of the Regional Four Day Competition this season.