Cricket West Indies (CWI) on Monday confirmed the coaching staff and management team to accompany the West Indies Senior Men’s Team to the Tri-Series in Ireland and the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.
Following last week’s appointment of interim Head Coach, Floyd Reifer, the full complement of Coaching Staff and Team Management to assist Reifer is now confirmed.
The squad for the Tri-Series in Ireland will meet up with the coaching team at a training camp in Barbados, starting today, Monday 15th April 2019.
Director of Cricket, Jimmy Adams said, “CWI have, in consultation with interim Head Coach Floyd Reifer, assembled a strong support group of coaches to work with the squad for the Tri-Series against Ireland and Bangladesh as we prepare for the World Cup. This support group will continue throughout the ICC Cricket World Cup in England.”
Adams added, “The training camp is now taking place in Barbados, as the CCG in Antigua is currently being used as a venue for the West Indies U15 Super50 Cup, where there will be heavy usage of the ground and training facilities.”
The four assistants headed by Roddy Estwick includes Guyanese Rayon Griffith – the fielding coach, Corey Collymore – the Fast bowling coach and Mushtaq Ahmed – the Spin Bowling coach.
Rawl Lewis has been tasked as Team Manager. The full complement contains Dr Oba Gulston (Physiotherapist), Corey Bocking (Strength and Conditioning Coach), Dexter Augustus (Video and Data Analyst), Steven Sylvester (Sports Psychologist) and Zephyrinus Nicholas (Massage Therapist).
CWI appoints new Independent Director
CWI has announced the appointment of Imran McSood- Amjad, Chairman and First CEO of NAGICO as a new Independent Director.
McSood-Amjad’s appointment was ratified by the CWI Board of Directors in a Board Meeting held on Tuesday, April 9, 2019.
McSood-Amjad joins CWI with a wealth of knowledge and experience in the insurance and motor industries. A self-made entrepreneur and philanthropist, McSood-Amjad and his Nagico Insurances organization have long had an active involvement in West Indies cricket, including NAGICO being a recent past sponsor of the West Indies Super50 Cup. He is also Chairman of Motorworld, Caribbean Auto and International Motors Ltd in St Maarten. His passion for cricket in the West Indies runs deep and he is the founder and current Chairman of the St. Maarten Cricket Association.
McSood-Amjad has also been recognized for his longstanding and outstanding services to St Maarten’s society with the Order of Orange-Nassau, a Royal Decoration and recognition from the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
President Ricky Skerritt said, “We are delighted to welcome Mr McSood-Amjad’s deep region-wide business experience and his undoubted passion for cricket to the CWI Board, where we know he will make valuable contributions to the growth and success of the West Indies to make cricket the heartbeat of the Caribbean.”
McSood-Amjad joins the Board and he expressed the honour he felt in receiving his new appointment, “It’s a privilege to be appointed to serve cricket across the whole of the region as we aim to strengthen West Indies cricket. Cricket makes such a difference to every community, country, player and fan and there is a genuine opportunity to make cricket stronger and continue to be the pride of the Caribbean.”
He added, “CWI must focus on all levels of cricket and work towards ensuring that the best and most disciplined players represent us at each level so as to become world leaders of the game once again. This would require a unified and astute approach to cricket coupled with financial vision for which I hope to bring added value.”