HEADLINE: Cricket West Indies shortlist final three candidates for West Indies Menís Team Full-Time Head Coach

link CaribbeanCricket.com Joined: Mar 5, 2003
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10/2/19, 3:19:44 PM 

St. John's, Antigua - Cricket West Indies (CWI) has today shortlisted three (3) candidates for the final stage of the recruitment process for the role of full-time Head Coach for the West Indies men’s team. 

The three (3) candidates shortlisted for the final interview stage are Desmond Haynes, Floyd Reifer, and Phil Simmons who progressed from the initial interview stage which concluded on October 1, 2019.

A total of six (6) candidates participated in individual interviews lasting up to 90 minutes with the CWI interview panel. Critical areas discussed were applications of cricket specific experience, technical knowledge, performance planning process, performance measurement, performance-driven culture and also CWI’s core values of passion, accountability, respect, integrity and team excellence. 

CWI Vice-President, Dr. Kishore Shallow, who is Chairman of CWI’s Human Resource Committee led the interview panel, which also included CWI Director of Cricket, Jimmy Adams; CWI HR Manager, Mrs. Oneka Martin-Bird; CWI Independent Director, Mrs. Debra Coryat-Patton; and UK based Coaching Educator, Gordon Lord. 

CWI President Ricky Skerritt, commented: “I am pleased to see such high quality West Indian talent and experience in the shortlisted candidates for the Head Coach position. I believe that any one of the three finalists would be an excellent choice as head coach, and I wish them every success at the final stage of interviews. On behalf of the Board and all stakeholders, I want to thank all of the applicants for coming forward to offer their services for this important leadership role. Vice President Shallow and his research and interview team have been most impressive with their efforts to date, and I want to say thank you to them as well.”

The next phase of the recruitment process for the head coach of the West Indies Men's team is the final interview, scheduled to be completed by October 11.

CWI also confirmed the start of the recruitment process for selectors of the West Indies Men's team panel, the West Indies Women and Girls teams panel, and the West Indies Boys selection panel. Twenty one (21) prospective candidates for the selection panels were identified by the Selection System Review Task Force, chaired by CWI Vice-President Dr. Shallow, and eighteen (1cool have since confirmed their interest. The candidates have participated in a first-round exercise which will be used to determine a shortlist for follow-up interviews. 

The selection panel interview process is planned for completion by October 18.


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link Banner Joined: Dec 1, 2002
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10/2/19, 3:29:37 PM 
In reply to CaribbeanCricket.com

How the fack Reifer get to that final 3 stage???

link Banner Joined: Dec 1, 2002
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10/2/19, 3:30:02 PM 
Phil got this in the bag.

link Baje Joined: Dec 9, 2002
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10/2/19, 3:41:06 PM 
In reply to Banner
Courtesy for the incumbent

link topspin Joined: Jul 7, 2009
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10/2/19, 3:49:25 PM 
Floyd Reifer ! Batsmen couldn’t get runs, bowlers were clueless, any planning seemed to be totally absent during his stewardship. How he was even considered for this position is baffling. Hope Dessie Haynes is the eventual choice.

link Narper Joined: Jan 3, 2003
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10/2/19, 3:50:07 PM 
I am biased after the way Phil treated Shiv...and was right fired by Cameron for this

Therefore I am fully backing Dessie Haynes for head coach

Not since Rohan Kanhai WI have had a head coach who is a successful international batsman

Logie was a mediocre international batsman and didn't achieve much...except for champions trophy win...even Bermuda fired him...T&T Red Force performs very poorly on Logie today

Ambrose for bowling coach.

link Kay Joined: Jan 31, 2015
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10/2/19, 4:33:32 PM 
In reply to Narper
even Bermuda fired him...

You forget Zimbabwe? They even issued a deportation order when he refused to leave. Me think he then sued them for $320,000 but can't recall how that ended .....

link Tommie Joined: Sep 18, 2019
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10/2/19, 4:39:12 PM 
In reply to Banner

I agree how does this guy get in ahead of walsh,crandon and singh. twisted

link Narper Joined: Jan 3, 2003
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10/2/19, 4:49:06 PM 
In reply to Kay

You forget Zimbabwe?

I was talking about Logie

And BTW Simmons was a mediocre batsman...and and a competent all rounder in limited overs cricket

link WICFan Joined: Nov 12, 2002
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10/2/19, 5:51:35 PM 
I'd like to see Dessie involved even if he didn't get the head coach job, whether it's as Assistant Coach or Batting Consultant, he seems keen to give as much help and advice to the West Indies as possible.

link Cornfused Joined: May 1, 2007
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10/2/19, 7:45:09 PM 
How the $%(K Floyd Riefer get to this stage?

Saving face probably. How would it look that the interim WI manger does not make the first round.

It just shows the load of crock that it was to pick him as coach before the World Cup or any time for that matter.

link WestDem Joined: Jan 20, 2009
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10/2/19, 7:47:13 PM 
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link Atl_View Joined: Jul 2, 2012
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10/2/19, 9:56:03 PM 
3 clear options:
do nothing approach - Reifer

A proven approach- Simmons

Innovative approach - Haynes

The latter 2 are the 2 real options. Interestingly both previously were on the wrong side of the power structure. Both are also transparent people with direct relationship to the last days of glory we had.

link voiceofreason Joined: Jan 19, 2004
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10/2/19, 10:27:53 PM 
In reply to CaribbeanCricket.com I hope big Phil gets it.

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