The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) is seeking to clear the air over the circumstances surrounding the decision to remove Denesh Ramdin as captain of the regional side.

A WICB statement issued yesterday was released in response to media reports suggesting sinister motives may be behind the decision to sack the Trinidad and Tobago wicketkeeper batsman.

The decision has drawn fire in some quarters including from the Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board president, Azim Bassarath and former West Indies manager Omar Khan.

According to the WICB, Holder’s appointment had been recommended by the Clive Lloyd-chaired selection panel and “endorsed unanimously” by the directors.

West Indies are preparing for a tour of Sri Lanka to play two Test matches, three ODIs and two T20s.

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