Chanderpaul steps down as captain
April 13, 2006
Chanderpaul steps down as captain

Shivnarine Chanderpaul has resigned as captain of the West Indies team after an unhappy year in the job.

The 31-year-old, who took over from Brian Lara in March last year, informed the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) of his decision in a letter on Tuesday.

“This will give me an opportunity to focus on my batting and other areas of my cricket,” said Chanderpaul.

Chanderpaul led the struggling West Indies Team to one win and three draws in his 14 Tests at the helm.