New Delhi: Legendary West Indian pacer Sir Andy Roberts on Sunday said the West Indies Cricket Board had erred in handing the country's captaincy to Jason Holder.
Roberts believes that explosive batsman Kieron Pollard should have been given the charge instead.
"I think they should have not given the captaincy to Jason Holder. Personally, I would have given captaincy to Kieron Pollard. There is talk he doesn't play four-day cricket, but he has better average than most of the players. I would have given captaincy to Kieron Pollard," he said.
The West Indies team has been in a state of decline for long with matters going only from bad to worse owing to a running pay dispute between the players and the WI Cricket Board.
In 2014, the team had even abandoned a tour of India midway through the ODI series because of this dispute.
"It doesn't make me emotional, it is very sad and disappointing to see the level that West Indies cricket has sunk to," he added.
Roberts said the ICC should have intervened during the 2014 crisis and tried to sort the problems between WICB and the players.
(With PTI inputs)