Sky Scholar Andrew Pozzi one of Great Britain's World Indoor Championships captains

By Andy Charles

Last Updated: 28/02/2018, 07:26 GMT

Andrew Pozzi is building up for the Commonwealth Games
Image: Andrew Pozzi is building up for the Commonwealth Games in Australia

Andrew Pozzi has been named as one of the co-captains in Great Britain's team for the World Indoor Championships.

The 60m hurdler and Sky Sports Scholar will lead the team in Birmingham along with women's 800m runner Shelayna Oskan-Clarke who, like Pozzi, qualified for the Worlds with victory at the British Championships earlier in February.

Oskan-Clarke and Pozzi finished tied after all 32 members of the team were given the chance to nominate a captain.

Pozzi, reigning European indoor champion, said: "It is a great privilege to be voted as captain and it is nice that other people on the team feel that you can offer them something more than just your performance.

"I have been going to that exact stadium in Birmingham since I was 12, maybe younger, so my ties are really long-standing and I was really pleased to get the call.

"I have been on teams with some great captains and they have the qualities you respect.

"It is great to know that the team thinks of you in that way and that spurs you on more to make a particular effort and to try and justify that faith."

Oskan-Clarke, a silver medallist at the European Indoors, added: "I was not expecting to be captain of the team and am overwhelmed and thrilled to be voted in by my peers.

"I will do my utmost to support them and lead by example."