Fired West Indies head coach, Richard Pybus, believes he and former Cricket West Indies President, David Cameron, had the right tools and vision to transform the embattled regional team into a successful side again.
Speaking for the first time since being removed from the helm of the West Indies last April, the controversial Englishman said his early work with the team had the makings of something special and that he had been praised by many for the way the side performed against England earlier this year.
“Of all the sides I have coached around the world, this group was fantastic. We had a very good understanding as a collective group,” Pybus told the Jamaica Gleaner newspaper.
“The attitude was right, and we had a mutual respect and belief as to what we wanted to achieve as a whole, and this team was ready to start winning,” he added.
Pybus was controversially appointed to lead West Indies for England’s tour of the Caribbean last January and oversaw a 2-1 win in the three- Test series.
The Windies also held England to a 2-2 draw in the three-match ODI series before being trashed 3-0 in the Twenty20 series.
When Ricky Skerritt toppled the incumbent Cameron in the CWI presidential elections in March, the new administration sacked the coaching staff, appointing former West Indies Captain, Floyd Reifer as interim coach.
Pybus, a former CWI director of cricket, contended the vision established by himself and Cameron had shown signs of bearing fruit.