Garner says change of captaincy is crucial

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Richie Richardson should be replaced as the West Indies captain by Courtney Walsh, according to the former Test player, Joel Garner.

Garner believes that the fast bowler must take over if the West Indies are to pose a challenge in next year's World Cup in India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

"If he [Richardson] does not perform with the bat on the current tour, he should not go to the World Cup," Garner said.

The West Indies slumped to their fifth successive limited-overs defeat on tour in Australia when, with their top order failing again, they lost by four wickets to Queensland on Tuesday. Replying to the West Indies' 50-over score of 206 for 8, Queensland totalled 207 for 6 with 17 balls to spare. Stuart Law, overlooked for Test duty, scored 70 from 84 balls.

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