Dwayne Bravo used an interview in Jamaica yesterday to affirm his support for the man whom West Indies Cricket administration chose to replace him as captain of the regional side for the recent South African tour and for the upcoming ICC Cricket World Cup championships.
The Windies administration dropped a virtual bombshell last December by naming 23-year-old Barbados all-rounder Jason Holder as the new captain of the West Indies one-day squad, stripping Bravo of the role and also not choosing him on the squad.
Widespread opinion was that Bravo was axed as a consequence of his high-profile role in October`s India tour fiasco when he as captain led the team’s pullout halfway into the tour.
The West Indies administration later issued a statement saying they were thanking Bravo for his services and were wishing him well for the future.
Bravo has largely remained silent on the move while his legal representative and other observers claimed victimisation of the high-quality all-rounder from Trinidad and Tobago.
Clive LLoyd, chairman of the West Indies selectors commented on Holder’s appointment that he is one of the good, young players who we believe will form part of the long-term future of West Indies cricket.
And LLoyd added “We expect him to be around for a very long time. He is a young man with a very bright future. We have invested in him.
“The selectors decided that now is the time to make the transition and Jason will have people around him to help and guide him. Some might say it`s close to the time of the World Cup but we know that we have a good one-day team which can do very well.”
Bravo in Jamaica yesterday showed no angst at the happening, saying