New cricket director

Jimmy Adams.
Associated Press / Max Nash

Former West Indies and Jamaican batsman Jimmy Adams is now the new West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) director of cricket.

He replaces Englishman Richard Pybus, 52, who did not seek renewal of his contract.

Adams, who represented the West Indies as player and captain during his career, will have as his head coach Australian Stuart Law.

Law has taken up the position left vacant by Trinidad and Tobago’s Phil Simmons after he was fired by the WICB back in September.

The decision to fill these two vacant positions was taken recently at the WICB’s final quarterly meeting in St. Maarten recently.

Adams quit his position at Kent in England earlier this year after serving five seasons between 2012 and 2016 as coach, to make himself available for either the position of director of cricket or that of head coach of the West Indies team.

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