Scotland confirm Drummond
Gordon Drummond has taken over as Scotland captain following Gavin Hamilton's decision to step down.
Last Updated: 21/06/10 2:58pm
Gordon Drummond has been officially confirmed as Scotland's new captain.
Drummond, 30, takes over from Gavin Hamilton, who stepped down after the seven-defeat to England in Edinburgh on June 19.
The Carlton all-rounder will take formal charge for the first time in the two 50-over games against India A at Citylets Titwood on June 23 and 24.
He was Hamilton's deputy and led Scotland during their recent ICC Intercontinental Cup matches.
"We are very grateful to Gavin Hamilton for all his efforts as our captain over the last year," said chairman of selectors Iain Kennedy.
"He took over at a difficult time and has been instrumental in the change process we are undertaking in the national squad.
"He agreed to take on the role whilst we identified a long-term successor.
"Now, as always, he has put the team first by realising that the time is right to pass on the reins.
"It is great news that he is keen to continue playing for Scotland, and we look forward to him continuing to score heavily for us.
"Gordon has done a great job whilst deputising for Gavin, and we are delighted he has accepted the invitation to become Scotland captain.
"He is a natural leader, has a good cricketing brain and has led from the front in his games as captain to date.
"It is important that we have stability in leadership as our new team takes shape, and Gordon will give us this in all forms of the game."