Jamaica’s Andre Coley appointed West Indies Test and ‘A’ team coach
Jamaica’s Andre Coley has been appointed head coach for the West Indies test and ‘A’ teams while former ‘Windies captain Daren Sammy has been appointed the head coach for the white ball one day International and T/20 international teams.
Both were selected following an open and transparent interview process while the appointments were confirmed following the Cricket West Indies board of directors meeting last evening.
Coley’s position was confirmed after he was appointed on an interim basis on the tours of Zimbabwe and South Africa earlier this year with his most recent assignment as head coach of the West Indies Academy.
His first assignment will be the upcoming two-test series against India in the Caribbean in July.
In the meantime, Sammy, who captained the Windies to 2 world T20 titles in 2012 and 2016…..will take charge of the team for the three-match one day International series against the United Arab Emirates in Sharjah in June, ahead of the 2023 ICC Men’s World Cup qualifying tournament in Zimbabwe.
His resume includes coaching franchise teams in the Pakistan Super League and the Caribbean Premier League.
Meanwhile the recruitment process for a head coach for the West Indies Women’s team has commenced with Wednesday May 17 set as the deadline for applications.
The appointment of a new West Indies academy head coach to replace Coley will be announced at a later date.