CWI announce new men’s team Lead Selector

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    Desmond Haynes played 116 Test matches and 238 One-Day Internationals for the West Indies between 1978 and 1994 (Photo by Patrick Eagar/Popperfoto via Getty Images)

    Former opening batter Dr Desmond Haynes has been named the new Lead Selector of the West Indies Senior Men’s Team.

    Cricket West Indies today announced that he replaces Roger Harper and will be in the role until June 30th 2024.

    During this time, Dr Haynes will be in charge of selection for two T20 World Cups in 2022 & 2024, the Cricket World Cup in 2023 and possibly the World Test Championship Final 2023.

    He played 116 Test matches and 238 One-Day Internationals for the West Indies between 1978 and 1994 and scored 7487 runs in Tests and 8648 runs in ODIs.

    Speaking about his appointment, Dr Haynes told Cricket West Indies, “I would like to thank President Skerritt and the CWI Board of Directors for giving me the opportunity to serve West Indies cricket once again. Being a Selector is a thankless task, but a critical role in our cricket system and I am honoured to be appointed. I have always indicated that I would assist West Indies cricket in any way possible and I see this as an opportunity to do just that. I pledge to carry out my duties in a fair and professional manner.”