England captain Steve Borthwick will be Saracens skipper for the 2009/2010 season.
The 2008 European Challenge Cup winner with Bath will continue in the role at Sarries having led the side last season alongside Andy Farrell and he will be supported by Wikus van Heerden as vice captain.
The news was confirmed by Director of Rugby Brendan Venter at a squad appearance at the London headquarters earlier this week.
"Steve Borthwick personifies everything on which we want to model this club - his integrity, work ethic and leadership qualities make him a perfect choice as captain." said Venter.
The directors of ERC voted unanimously at a Board meeting to postpone all decisions including the release of further instalments of ERC's distributable central revenues to the six shareholder countries until 19 February next when the Board will meet again to reconsider the issue.