The two-time champions made their debut since the first T20 World Cup in 2007 and failed to reach the Super 12 stage after bland knockout losses to Ireland and Scotland.
“As the West Indies white ball captain, I believe resigning now is in the best interest for the team and for me personally, because I need to focus on what I can give the side as a player,” Pooran said.
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“This is me I’m not giving up. I stay ambitious and still see the captaincy. West Indies cricket as an honor bestowed upon you.”
The West Indies set up a three-person panel to review the failure of the Caribbean, which had little time to rebuild before hosting the next T20 World Cup with the United States in 2024.
“The T20 World Cup is something that should not define us and I will be immediately involved in future reviews,” Pooran said.
“Although it will take a few months for us to regroup as a team, I want to give the CWI plenty of time to prepare for our games against South Africa in March and beyond.”
West Indies’ next white ball series will be against South Africa in March 2023.