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Aug 10, 2014 at 10:07am IST

Clive Lloyd named as new head of Windies selectors

St John's: Former West Indies captain Clive Lloyd was on Saturday named as the head of selectors with former fast bowlers Eldine Baptiste and Courtney Walsh also joining a new-look panel.

The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) said that former wicketkeeper Courtney Browne has been retained on the panel while current head coach Ottis Gibson joins as a non-voting member.

But previous chairman, former Test off-spinner Clyde Butts and former leg-spin allrounder Robert Haynes have been dropped.

Clive Lloyd named as new head of Windies selectors

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Director of cricket Richard Pybus said that Lloyd has been handed a two-year contract.

"We welcome the introduction of Clive Lloyd - one of the true legends of West Indies cricket - to the selection panel for the first time," said Pybus.

"We are also glad that an iconic fast bowler like Courtney Walsh, and highly-experienced, former international player and coach like Eldine Baptiste have accepted to perform this important function."

Following his retirement as a player, Lloyd, a veteran of 110 Tests, served as coach, manager and board director.

He has also worked with the International Cricket Council as a match referee and head of its cricket committee.

The new panel will convene for the first time during the course of the week, with their first main task being the selection of the West Indies Test team for the series against Bangladesh.

Meanwhile, the WICB on Saturday named a 13-man squad for the three one-day internationals against Bangladesh later this month:

Squad: Dwayne Bravo (captain), Darren Bravo, Kirk Edwards, Chris Gayle, Jason Holder, Nikita Miller, Sunil Narine, Kieron Pollard, Denesh Ramdin, Ravi Rampaul, Kemar Roach, Darren Sammy, Lendl Simmons

Match schedule:

Aug 20: 1st ODI - St. George's, Grenada

Aug 22: 2nd ODI - St. George's, Grenada

Aug 25: 3rd ODI - Basseterre, St. Kitts (day/night)

Aug 27: Twenty20 international - Basseterre, St. Kitts (day/night)

Sept 5-9: 1st Test - Kingstown, St. Vincent

Sept 13-17: 2nd Test - Gros-Islet, St. Lucia

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