Former fast bowler Courtney Walsh is the new Head Coach of the West Indies women’s team.
In November 2019, Walsh was appointed as the interim assistant coach to Gus Logie as Cricket West Indies searched for a full time head coach.
Today, the board announced that the former West Indies cricket will take up the role at least until the end of 2022.
His stint will include the ICC’s 50-over World Cup and T20 World Cup.
Speaking to Cricket West Indies, Walsh says, “This is indeed an honour to be named as the new Head Coach. It’s an exciting challenge and I’ve always wanted to give back in any way I can and help with the development of the game in the West Indies. The experience I have, my knowledge of the game, and my overall organizational skills will be key aspects as we try to develop a winning team culture. I worked with the team at the Women’s T20 World Cup earlier this year in Australia and in the series against India in the Caribbean last year, so I have a very good understanding of what is required. The ability and the talent are there, we have some fantastic players in the West Indies, and it will be my duty and focus to help the women to develop their talents and achieve the goals we are going to be setting together.”
Walsh has also served as assistant coach with the Bangladesh men’s team.
He is the leading Test wicket-taker for West Indies with 519 in 132 matches.
Walsh also took 227 ODI wickets and 1807 in the first-class arena.