Monday, March 21, 2005
Guyanese-born cricketer, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, is elevated to the rank of skipper of the West Indies squad to face South Africa in the Digicel Home Series on March 31.
Board officials made the announcement a day after they invited Brian Lara to join the side but however, claimed that a "non-committal response" to the invitation led to them name the squad without him.
Lara propositioned the Board to include six other players who were declared ineligible due to their personal endorsement contracts with competitor, Cable & Wireless.
The squad went into camp from March 23 in Barbados and leave for Guyana
on March 28.