Batsman Jim Troughton has been named as Warwickshire's new captain following Ian Westwood's decision to stand down earlier this month.
Troughton, who made his Warwickshire debut in 1999, assumes the role with immediate effect.
“It is a real honour for me to be asked to take over as Warwickshire captain and I look forward to continuing the great work started by Ian Westwood," he told the club's website (www.edgbaston.com).
"Warwickshire cricket is in my blood and I will be working hard to uphold the great traditions of this Club. I had a taste of the captaincy last season in the latter stages of the Twenty20 campaign, and I am thrilled to be taking on the position across all forms of the game.”
Director of cricket Ashley Giles added: “We are delighted that Jim has agreed to take on this important position and I have every confidence that his experience and maturity will make the transition a smooth one. Jim is Warwickshire “through and through”, is one of our home grown talents, and for the past 2 seasons has been a key member of the squad in all forms of the game. I am looking forward to working with him during the crucial winter preparation period as well as the coming seasons.”
Warwickshire will be looking to build on a strong 2010 season which saw them win the Clydesdale Bank 40 competition, retain their place in the County Championship Division One and reach the quarter-finals of the Friends Provident t20.
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