Hamid Shah is the new captain of Denmark, replacing Michael Pedersen who has occupied the role for the best part of a decade.

Shah currently plays his club cricket in the Leinster league in Dublin for The Hills, and has enjoyed great success there helping the club to cup success and they also reached the final of the All-Ireland Senior Cup which is the premier competition in Irish cricket.

Denmark coach Jeremy Bray told the country's website: "I want to personally congratulate Michael Pedersen for his sterling 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 last two years Hamid has spent in Ireland has seen him grow not only as a player but a person as well. I am delighted he 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."

Pedersen will remain on a senior player in the Danish ranks as they prepare to play in World Cricket League Division Four next April in Malaysia.

Denmark will also take part in a European T20 qualifying tournament next summer, with the venue still to be determined by ICC Europe.