West Indies all-rounder Imran Khan will lead Trinidad and Tobago Red Force in their opening match of the Regional Four-Day Championship against Windward Islands Volcanoes.
The 34-year-old is a veteran of 92 first-class matches and has become a fixture in the Red Force side in recent seasons.
He was preferred over Barbadian Kyle Hope and Jason Mohammed, both of whom have led the squad in the past.
Former Test Captain Denesh Ramdin, who skippered Red Force last season, is not in the 14-man squad presumably because he will be on West Indies duty for the T20 series in Bangladesh later this month.
Khan is the side’s front-line leg-spinner, having captured 368 wickets, and has also developed as a batsman in recent years and has a hundred and 11 half-centuries.
Last season, Khan was his team’s leading wicket-taker with 48 at an average of 25, and he also chipped in with 241 runs.