Drummond named as Scotland captain
Tue, Jun 22, 2010 12:03 PM
Following Gavin Hamilton's decision to quit as Scotland captain after its seven-wicket loss to England in an ODI on Saturday, Cricket Scotland selectors have announced current vice-captain Gordon Drummond as skipper of the national team with immediate effect.
Drummond will take formal charge for the first time in this week's two games against the touring India A side at Citylets Titwood on Wednesday and Friday. He was previously in charge of the national side in the current ICC Intercontinental Cup campaign and has led his team to the top position of the table with two games remaining in the league stage.
Chairman of Selectors, Iain Kennedy, said on Cricket Scotland website: "We are very grateful to Gavin Hamilton for all his efforts as our captain over the last year. He took over at a difficult time and has been instrumental in the change process we are undertaking in the national squad. He agreed to take on the role whilst we identified a long-term successor. Now, as always, he has put the team first by realizing that the time is right to pass on the reins. It is great news that he is keen to continue playing for Scotland, and we look forward to him continuing to score heavily for us.
"Gordon has done a great job whilst deputising for Gavin, and we are delighted he has accepted the invitation to become Scotland captain. He is a natural leader, has a good cricketing brain and has led from the front in his games as captain to date. It is important that we have stability in leadership as our new team takes shape, and Gordon will give us this in all forms of the game."