Pollard to lead Bloem City Blazers

Pollard to lead Bloem City Blazers
West Indies cricketer Kieron Pollard bats during a practice match against Bangladesh Cricket Board XI, in Khulna, Bangladesh.
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West Indies Twenty20 star Kieron Pollard will lead Bloem City Blazers in South Africa’s Twenty20 Global League which bowls off in the South African country next month.

The hard-hitting Trinidadian all-rounder, a fixture in most of the major Twenty20 leagues, also captains Barbados Tridents in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL).

Former West Indies Hhead Coach Phil Simmons said the 30-year-old had many qualities that have made him an obvious candidate for the job.

He said Pollard is a World Cup winning player and has won numerous Twenty20 domestic titles across the globe adding that his leadership is a vital asset to the Bloem City Blazers.

Pollard led Tridents to the 2014 CPL title, and has also led Mumbai Indians at stages during the Indian Premier League (IPL).

He has also led West Indies in two One-Day Internationals.

Pollard is one of three high-profile West Indies players in this year’s competition with superstar opener Chris Gayle playing for Cape Town Knight Riders and all-rounder Dwayne Bravo signed up for Pretoria Mavericks.

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