Former Jamaica and West Indies captain Jimmy Adams has been confirmed by the West Indies Cricket Board as its new director of cricket.
Adams, who is also the former head coach of English county side Kent, officially takes over the position today on a three year contract.
The former all-rounder, to will be based in Antigua, will oversee and manage all cricket matters to include development of all teams, all coaching and cricket education and other technical programmes, with the support of an operations department.
The outgoing director of cricket, Richard Pybus, was part of the selection panel which recommended his appointment.
This is the second major appointment in 48 hours by the WICB who yesterday announced Johnny Grave as its new chief executive officer.
His appointment comes into effect next month.