Search on for Windies coach

CWI Director of Cricket, Jimmy Adams.
Associated Press / Max Nash, file

Cricket West Indies (CWI) has begun the search for a new full-time coach.

This was announced by CWI Director of Cricket, Jimmy Adams at a recent media briefing, which also outlined a new selection policy for the men’s, women’s and youth team.

Adams said the search for a permanent coach will be “specifically regional” adding that the process will end on Sept. 20, after which “the interview process will start.”

A CWI release later stated that the aim is to have a permanent head coach in place for the away tour against Afghanistan.

Floyd Reifer is currently in charge of the men’s team on an interim basis, having replaced another interim coach, Richard Pybus.

West Indies have been without a full-time coach since Australian Stuart Law resigned last September.

Meanwhile chairman of the CWI Selection Task Force, Vice President Kishore Shallow said the recruitment of a new selection panel has also begun.

“We interviewed a few candidates and also past members from the past panel will be included as well,” he said.

He said after a four month process, the Task Force, including Adams recommended a new selection policy.

Shallow said in this new structure the captain will only be part of the selection panel to pick the final playing XI.

CWI President, Rickey Skerritt said there is no system in the world which includes the captain as a primary selector.

The captain, he said, will have a vote in picking the final XI from the 13 or 14 persons.

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