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Lara retains captaincy, Greenidge replaces Carew

Published: Saturday, July 15, 2006, 23:53 [IST]
 
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St John's:Brian Lara has been retained as captain of the West Indies team, while Gordon Greenidge has been named Joey Carew's successor as the convener of selectors.

Former Pace great Andy Roberts has been added to the selection panel to fill the void left by Carew and Clyde Butts would continue to be the third member of the committee, the cricket board decided in its Barbados meeting.

Carew had resigned earlier this week following a spat with Lara, who threatened to quit as the captain of the side if the selection panel was not changed.

The former convener, however, drew praise from West Indies batsman Larry Gomes, who said Carew made some positive changes to the country's cricket.

''Carew has served West Indies cricket well over the years and has made his contribution to West Indies both as a player and administrator,'' Gomes, who played 60 Tests between 1976 and 1987, said.

''Surely, the young and upcoming administrators can learn a thing or two from him,'' he added.

Meanwhile, the board has also decided to keep faith in coach Bennett King. West Indies lost their first home Test series against India in 35 years earlier this month after winning the ODI series 4-1.

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