Dublin, May 7 (IBNS): Shai Hope and Chris Gayle have been named as the vice captains of West Indies team for the Ireland Tri-Nation Series and ICC Cricket World Cup, respectively.
Hope, the 25-year-old wicket-keeper/batsman was named as the deputy to Jason Holder for the ODI Series which started on Sunday and runs until May 18, the Windies Cricket Board said in a statement.
Gayle, the hugely experienced 39-year-old opener and former captain, will be Holder’s deputy for the ICC Cricket World Cup to be played in England and Wales from May 30 to July 14.
Gayle was quoted as saying by the website: “It is always an honour to represent the West Indies in any format and this World Cup for me is special. As a senior player it is my responsibility to support the captain and everyone else in the team. This will probably be the biggest World Cup, so there will be great expectations and I know we will do very well for the people of the West Indies.”
The ICC Cricket World Cup which will be played in England and Wales from May 30 to July 14.
West Indies will be playing in the marquee event for the 12th time and have won twice in 1975 and 1979.
They open this year’s campaign against Pakistan at Trent Bridge on May 31.