Andre Coley named WI Interim Head Coach

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    Former Jamaica head coach Andre Coley has been named interim Head Coach of the West Indies for games against Zimbabwe and South Africa.

    Coley is tasked with overseeing the two-Test tour of Zimbabwe from January 28th to February 16th.

    He will then continue at the helm as the West Indies go to South Africa for a multi-format tour of two Tests, three ODIs and three T20Is from February 21st to March 28th.

    CWI meanwhile confirmed that the contracts of Assistant Coaches Roddy Estwick and Monty Desai have ended.

    Coley, a former Jamaica wicketkeeper/batter and coach, is currently Head Coach of the CWI Academy programme.

    He also coached the West Indies U19 and was assistant coach for West Indies during the 2016 T20 World Cup win.

    His appointment as Interim WI Head Coach comes after Phil Simmons stepped down the post after a disappointing T20 World Cup and the subsequent tour of Australia which produced two Test defeats.

    TOUR SCHEDULES

    West Indies in Zimbabwe

    28 to 31 January: four-day warm-up at Bulawayo Athletic Sports Club

    4 to 8 February: 1st Test at Queens Sports Club

    12 to 16 February: 2nd Test at Queens Sports Club

    West Indies in South Africa

    21 to 24 February: vs South Africa Invitational XI at Willowmoore Park, Benoni

    28 February to 4 March: 1st Test at SuperSport Park, Centurion

    8-12 March: 2nd Test at Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg

    16 March: 1st ODI at Buffalo Park, East London (day/night)

    18 March: 2nd ODI at Buffalo Park, East London (day/night)

    21 March: 3rd ODI at JB Marks Oval, Potchefstroom

    25 March: 1st T20Is at SuperSport Park, Centurion

    26 March: 2nd T20I at SuperSport Park, Centurion

    28 March: 3rd T20I at Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg (night)