The West Indies team will have two separate Head Coaches from now on, one for Test Matches, and the other for ODIs and T20s.
Cricket West Indies’ Director of Cricket Jimmy Adams says this is due to the increased frequency of back-to-back multi-format tours combined with the specific demands of the respective formats. Adams added: “Separating the roles will also provide the Head Coaches with more time to oversee players’ ongoing development away from tours directly, and through increased engagement and planning with suitable high-performance programmes and coaches.”
This was a recommendation from a review done by an independent team, following the West Indies’ early exit from last year’s T20 World Cup.
Currently Andre Coley is filling in the Head Coach role for all formats, and recruitment of the two new coaches is expected to start soon.
The position of West Indies Men’s Head Coach became vacant when Phil Simmons resigned following the 2022 ICC T20 World Cup, and subsequently relinquished the post following the end of the West Indies tour of Australia last December.