Hamilton steps down

Drummond takes over as Scotland skipper

Last Updated: 19/06/10 6:21pm

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Hamilton: handed over captaincy

Hamilton: handed over captaincy

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Gavin Hamilton has stepped down as Scotland captain following the seven-wicket defeat to England on Saturday.

Hamilton, 35, cited work commitments for the decision and he will be replaced by Gordon Drummond.

"I've stepped down, it's a work commitment thing," said the former Yorkshire and Durham all-rounder Hamilton, who played a solitary Test for England in 1999.

"I'm not available for two or three games, starting next week, so it's probably the best time to let Gordon take over.

"I've come this far so it's probably the right time. I'll still continue as a player but there is far too much going on with work to commit as captain of a national side.

Not all there

"I've not really been all there as captain because of work and I have to think of other people.

"It would have been nice to do another year or so but I took it on to do a job and try and get a few guys on the right track and that's as far as things could really go with me."

Hamilton believes Drummond, who was informed of his imminent promotion on Friday, is the natural successor.

"It's a great time for Gordon to take over with half a dozen new players around.

"He's very well respected and his place is cemented in the team. I'll be around for the next year or so to give him a hand."

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