Prior to the team’s next series, Stafanie Taylor will be replaced as the West Indies women’s team captain by Hayley Matthews. The Women’s Selection Panel proposed the leadership change, and the Cricket West Indies Board of Directors approved it on June 24.

Taylor’s lengthy leadership of the team, which saw West Indies win the T20 World Cup in 2016 and get to the quarterfinals of the 50-over World Cup in New Zealand earlier this year, may come to an end as a result. For West Indies in T20Is, Taylor led West Indies for the first time in 2012, while in ODIs, she took the helm for the first time in 2013. West Indies had 29 wins and 24 defeats in 55 T20Is played under Taylor’s direction, while the squad had 25 wins and 33 losses in 62 ODIs.

The team, including the leadership, has been examined by the selection panel. Following this evaluation, the panel decided to suggest that Hayley Matthews take over as captain. Hayley has advanced significantly over time, serving as vice-captain of the West Indies Women’s Team and now serving as captain of her country’s national team, Barbados. She has improved as a player and is now among the best in the world with a solid understanding of the game. Lead selector Ann Browne-John stated that now is the perfect moment for her to assume the job of captain given the experience she would have gathered in both positions.

“We acknowledge Stafanie’s tremendous levels of dedication and enthusiasm in managing the team for seven years, which is a significant accomplishment. “Stafanie is a world-class talent and one of the best all-around players in the game. She will continue to bring a lot to the team,” she said.