Adams tipped for coaching job

Jamaican cricketer Jimmy Adams.
CWI Director of Cricket, Jimmy Adams.

Jamaican Jimmy Adams has been tipped to take over the vacant post of West Indies coach.

Adams recently quit as head coach of English County Kent after five years in charge.

Last September, the 48-year-old former West Indies captain is said to be the main contender for the post after Trinidadian Phil Simmons was suddenly fired by the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB).

Adams, who played 54 Tests for West Indies between 1992 and 2001 took over the reins of Kent ahead of the 3012 season and led them to a third place finish in Division Two that year.

He enjoyed the best season in the recently concluded campaign when Kent finished second, narrowly missing promotion.

Adams, a left–hander, made 3012 runs at an average of 41 with six centuries.

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