Lara is one of the six players under considerationSelectors expected to make a decision on SundayRamdin has been considered a future national captain.

BRIDGETOWN: Brian Lara is on a shortlist of candidates to become the next West Indies captain a position he has already held twice.

Lara is one of six players under consideration to replace Shivnarine Chanderpaul, chairman of selectors Joey Carew said on Friday. Chanderpaul resigned on Tuesday.

The others listed are wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin, Chris Gayle, Daren Ganga, Sylvester Joseph and vice-captain Ramnaresh Sarwan.

The selectors expect to make a decision on Sunday and forward their recommendation to the West Indies Cricket Board, Carew said.

``Ultimately we are looking for a leader on and off the field of play,'' he said. ``We are looking toward the 2007 World Cup and trying to find a man who can take on the challenge of leading the West Indies to a World Cup triumph at home.''

Chanderpaul resigned after a year in the job. He had replaced Lara, who was captain from February 1998 to late 1999, and again from April 2003 to March 2005.

Chanderpaul's departure has forced the WICB to consider its seventh captaincy change for the Test team in the past nine years. In his 14 Tests as captain, Chanderpaul had just one win, 10 defeats, and three draws.

Joseph lost his only one-day international while in charge of West Indies in Sri Lanka, and Sarwan's record was 3-1 as a skipper in ODIs. Ramdin, who turned 21 last month, has been considered a future national captain. AP

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