Drummond confirmed as Scotland Captain
Mon, Jun 21, 2010 5:34 PM
Following Gavin Hamilton's decision to step down as Scotland captain following Saturday's ODI against England, the national selectors have confirmed today that current vice-captain Gordon Drummond will assume the full-time captaincy will 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.
Drummond has been in charge of the national side in the current ICC Intercontinental Cup campaign and has led the Scots to their position at the top of the table with two games remaining in the league stage. The Carlton all-rounder has established himself as a vital member of the side in all forms of the game in the last couple of seasons, and supported Gavin Hamilton in introducing new players to the squad over this period.
Chairman of selectors Iain Kennedy said: "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 realising 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."