CWI appoints Gus Logie as interim head coach of West Indies Womenís team

Wed, Oct 16, '19


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ST. JOHN’S, Antigua- Cricket West Indies (CWI) announces the appointment of Gus Logie as the Interim Head Coach of the West Indies Women’s Team, as well as the appointment of a new Team Manager.

Gus Logie will take over the duties from Henderson Springer who will continue to provide assistance to CWI’s Coaching Education programs.

Gus will guide the preparations of the West Indies Women for their month-long series against the visiting Indian Women’s team, which starts on November 1 in Antigua. Gus has been the Assistant Coach of the West Indies Women’s Team since 2017.

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Roger Harper eager to lead new era of West Indies team selections

Wed, Oct 16, '19


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Port of Spain, Trinidad - Brandon King, Hayden Walsh Jr and Romario Shepherd get their debut West Indies call-ups in the first squads selected by the new senior selection panel of Roger Harper, Miles Bascombe and coach Phil Simmons for the upcoming series versus Afghanistan in India from November 4 - December 1.

There were also recalls for talented young fast bowler Alzarri Joseph, alongside veterans Denesh Ramdin and Lendl Simmons.

Joseph missed the recent India home series and World Cup due to the injury he suffered on IPL duty with the Mumbai Indians.

Ramdin last represented the West Indies in T20 Internationals on last November’s tour to India, while for Simmons it was the 2017 home rubber against Afghanistan. 

In a lively and transparent press conference yesterday at the Queen’s Park Oval, the new selectors answered many questions regarding the players they had chosen. 

Here are some of the highlights:

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Hayden Walsh Jr, Brandon King break into West Indies' ODI, T20I squads

Tue, Oct 15, '19


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Only a day after CPL champions Barbados Tridents' coach Phil Simmons was named the West Indies coach again, Cricket West Indies' new selection panel has picked the two latest CPL stars - legspinner Hayden Walsh Jr and opener Brandon King - for the three T20Is and as many ODIs against Afghanistan in Dehradun, India in November. Walsh and King had topped the wicket-taking and run-scoring charts in the 2019 CPL respectively.

Left-arm spinner Khary Pierre, another recent CPL star who has played four T20Is, was also picked in both the limited-overs squads.

Walsh made his debut for USA in 2018 and international debut for them earlier this year, and will now get to represent a new-look West Indies side. He spun the Barbados Tridents to the title with 22 wickets in the tournament at an economy rate of 8.28 despite playing just nine matches in the season. Walsh, who was born in US Virgin Islands to Antiguan parents, is a dual passport holder and has been part of West Indies' domestic structure.

Read more at ESPNcricinfo 

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An Eye Out: CPL continues to hold up its end of the deal

Tue, Oct 15, '19


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“The biggest party in sport” is correct: the Hero Caribbean Premier League is cause for excitement throughout the region, it gives Caribbean fans something to look forward to in the midst of the continued slide of West Indies cricket, as it provides yet another host for existing—while also giving rise to—new rivalries. Yet, the ultimate purpose of the competition is to develop West Indian talent. And following the just concluded 7th edition of the tournament, it is safe to say that the CPL is doing its job.

There is a current crop of young talent (this generation), specifically in limited overs cricket, that the Caribbean has not seen in such an abundance since the initial dominance of the infamous West Indian mercenaries, who conquered T20 leagues around the world. And while several members of this generation emerged from that triumphant 2016 Under-19 World Cup team, there is no doubt that the CPL is what has provided one of the main stages for their ongoing growth, especially the uncapped players.

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Mon, Oct 14, '19


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ST. JOHN’S, Antigua - Cricket West Indies (CWI) announces the appointment of former West Indies player, Phil Simmons as the Head Coach of the West Indies Senior Men’s Team for a period of four years, as well as the appointment of three new selection panels.

Phil Simmons was confirmed as the Head Coach during a meeting of the CWI Board of Directors today, following the conclusion of a short but intensive recruitment process.  The Board had made it clear prior to the start of the recruitment process in September that “persons without West Indian heritage need not apply.”

Simmons served previously for a short period as Head Coach of the West Indies Senior Men’s team, during which he coached the team to the 2016 ICC T20 World Cup title, following which he was controversially dismissed. He served since as the Head Coach of Afghanistan, who he helped qualify for the first time for the 2019 ICC ODI CWC. His tenure as head coach of Ireland, saw them improve their ICC rankings and qualify for all major ICC events. Simmons’ latest coaching success came just two days ago when he coached the Barbados Tridents to the 2019 Hero Caribbean Premier League title with an impressive victory over the Guyana Amazon Warriors in Saturday’s Final.

CWI President, Ricky Skerritt, shared his thoughts on the confirmation of Phil Simmons, “Bringing Phil Simmons back is not just righting a past wrong, but I am confident that CWI has chosen the right man for the job at the right time. I want to also thank the very talented Floyd Reifer for the hard work he put in while he was the interim coach.”

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