According to the West Indies Cricket Board, Ramdin will take the side which Darren Sammy captained into the New Zealand Series which begins next month.
“Denesh Ramdin, the wicket-keeper/batsman, has been named new Test Match Captain of the West Indies Team. Congrats to him on the appointment,” the WICB announced.
“The WICB also thanks Darren Sammy for his time at the helm as Test Match Captain from November 2010. He will remain as T20 Captain”.
Ramdin has led the West Indie in three T20s and has captained Trinidad & Tobago in 37 matches across all formats, taking T&T to the semi-final of the Regional Four Day Competition this season.
Sammy was appointed captain in 2010. Dwayne Bravo took over the ODI in 2013.
Sammy’s tenure as Test captain began in November 2010 when West Indies drew a three-match series against the hosts Sri Lanka.
He led the West Indies to series victories twice over Bangladesh, Zimbabwe and New Zealand.
Sammy has not been discarded however as he will still have his place at the helm of the T20 unit.