Denesh Ramdin, the West Indies wicketkeeper, has been named capztain of the Test side and will take over from Darren Sammy, who will remain the T20 captain. This means West Indies have three separate captains for all three formats.
Ramdin's first assignment will be the home series against New Zealand which begins on June 8. He has led the national side in three T20s and an ODI. His experience with Trinidad & Tobago is more extensive with 37 matches at the helm cross formats. He has 21 wins under his belt and took T&T to the semi-final of the Regional Four Day Competition this season.
This is the second time in as many years that Sammy has had to relinquish captaincy. Last May he had to make way for Dwayne Bravo to become ODI captain after criticism regarding his batting too low and his ability as a strike bowler. Sammy's tenure as Test captain began in Novemeber 2010 but an overall record of 8 wins to 12 losses - including a spell of five defeats in their last six matches - might have hurt his cause.