The ECB announced on Thursday that Jos Buttler will be the new England limited-overs captain after Eoin Morgan retired from the game earlier this week.

Reports from the British media had suggested that Buttler, who was serving as Morgan's deputy in white-ball cricket, would be the man elected to lead the limited-overs team going forward.

In a statement released on their website, the ECB confirmed that the Interim Chair, Martin Darlow, and Interim Chief Executive Officer, Clare Connor, approved the decision on Wednesday evening following the recommendation by the Managing Director of England Men's Cricket, Rob Key.

Key, in the statement, said that the wicketkeeper was the perfect choice to replace Morgan and he is

well-respected in the dressing room. He also said that the extra responsibility would take Buttler's game to the next level.

"Jos Buttler was the perfect choice to succeed Eoin Morgan as our white-ball captain, and I had no hesitation in offering him the role. Jos has been part of our white-ball set-up for over a decade and was integral in the transformation of the way the team has played its attacking brand of cricket over the past seven years."

"He is well respected in the dressing room by all of his teammates and will relish leading his country. He is in the form of his life and is showcasing his talent against the best players and teams in the world. I believe the extra responsibility will take his game to a new level and inspire those around him.
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