Andy Roberts and Clyde Butts join panel July 15, 2006

Greenidge replaces Carew as convener of selectors

Cricinfo staff



Gordon Greenidge was elevated as the head of the selection panel © Hampshire County Cricket Club

Gordon Greenidge has been appointed as the new convener of West Indies selectors, following a meeting by the directors of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) in Barbados. Greenidge, a former West Indies opening batsman, will be joined by Andy Roberts and Clyde Butts in the new selection panel.

Roberts is the new face in the current panel, following Joey Carew's resignation a few days back. Butts and Greenidge were already members of the old panel.

The board also retained Lara as captain and confirmed that he is indeed a part of the panel along with Bennett King, the West Indies coach. During the recent series against India, Lara revealed that he was informed of his position as a selector just days before the final Test in Jamaica, causing resentment on his part. West Indies lost the Test and the series 1-0, and the circumstances made him reconsider his position as captain once the new selection panel is announced. Carew insisted that his decision to resign had nothing to do with Lara's comments on team selection and quality of pitches in the Tests against India.

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