Cricketeer Joe Root has taken over the captainship (captaincy, captainhood, I don't know) of England's Test cricket team. The previous captain was Alastair Cook. Apparently they like last names with two o's in the middle.
The first Test series that will test the new captain is scheduled for April - July 2017, against the West Indies, hosted by England, and there will also be a World Test Championship in England in June.
So he's got a couple of months to get used to his new position. At least it's called "Captain" and not "silly mid-on" or something like that. Cricket has several weird names for positions in the field.