Roland Orlando Butcher (born 14 October 1953, Saint Philip, Barbados) is a former cricket player and coach, who played for England in three Test matches and three One Day Internationals from 1980 to 1981. He is recognized as being the first black cricketer to represent England. He says the West Indies cricket team has taken steps in the right direction following the five-match Twenty20 International series against England at Kensington Oval.
Butcher retired from playing professional cricket in 1990, and took up coaching. He interviewed for head coach of the West Indies in 2000, but was unsuccessful, with the job going to Roger Harper.,
In November 2004, he was appointed director of sports at the Cave Hill, Barbados, campus of the University of West Indies. He is Appreciates Windies for showing determination and courage against the world No. 1 ranked T20 team.
the West Indies lost the last series to Ireland so anything after that would be going forward. After losing to Ireland they have put in some good performances against England. He added
“I know England are not at full strength but they still have some very good and capable players and even the replacement players are players with far more T20 experience at county level than the West Indies players so they will still be very strong,” Butcher told NATIONSPORT yesterday at the region’s mecca.