Former West Indies men’s team head coach Phil Simmons has decided to resign from the position due to the poor performance of the regional team in the recently concluded T20 World Cup.
West Indies lost to Scotland and Ireland in the preliminary rounds of the World Cup and could only win against Zimbabwe.
Accordingly, Simmons’ West Indies activities ended after the concluded tour of Australia and former Jamaican wicketkeeper/batsman Andre Coley was appointed West Indies interim head coach for the tour of Zimbabwe and South Africa from January to March 2023.
However, despite naming an interim head coach, Cricket West Indies (CWI) executive member Azim Bassarath believes an official coach should be appointed to lead the Maroons before April 1.
Speaking at the National Cricket Center in Balmain, Coua on Tuesday, Bassarath, who is also the president of the TT Cricket Board (TTCB), said that the local administrators have already started the process of selecting another coach.
Bassarath said the regional team should have an official leader appointed within the next four months or earlier.
“The (CWI) office is putting things in place as we speak to ensure an ad (for coach) goes out. Very soon an ad will go out, inviting applicants. By April 1, we will have a new (WI) coach, hopefully.”
Also, Former West Indies Legendry batter Shivnarine Chanderpaul will step down as the head coach of the USA senior women’s and U19 teams after the upcoming inaugural ICC U-19 Women’s World Cup in South Africa, USA cricket announced in a statement on Wednesday.