Michael Pedersen has decided to step down as captain of the national side after a decade of great leadership and success. Michael feels this is the right time to hand over the captaincy.
I want to personally congratulate Michael Pedersen for his Stirling efforts as Captain of the Danish National Senior side over the past decade. Not only has Michael led the team to some fantastic successes in global tournaments but combined this with the utmost professionalism as well.
The high performance group that consists of Søren Henriksen, Carsten Pedersen, Jeremy Bray, Freddie Klokker and Alex Olsen, who is the new chief General Secretary, have unanimously decided that Hamid Shah will now take over as captain of both the 50 over and T/20 National sides.
Even though Michael is stepping down from the captaincy, to hand over the baton to Hamid Shah, he still has the fire inside him to want to stay on as a player and help the team in a different leadership role as a senior player.
I have no doubt with the pressure of captaincy off Michael now, we will see a destructive and free flowing batsmen that Will dominate opposing attacks.
I want to pass on my congratulations to the new incoming captain Hamid Shah. Hamid has been in the national setup for quite a few years now and is firmly entrenched as a first pick in the senior side.
The last 2 years Hamid has spent in Ireland has seen him grow not only as a player but a person as well. I am delighted Hamid has accepted the challenge of leading the national side in what looks to be very exciting times ahead with a fantastic blend of youth and senior players fighting for spots on the plane to Malaysia for World Cricket League Division 4 then the T20 European qualifying event to be held somewhere in Europe 2018.