WICB appoint Jimmy Adams as the new team director

WICB appoint Jimmy Adams as the new team director

Jimmy Adams
Jimmy Adams, former Head Coach of Kent. (Photo by Tony Marshall/Getty Images)

West Indies cricket is in a tricky situation while they are a very competitive limited-overs side they have really struggled to get their act together in the longer format of the game in the last couple of years. West Indies Cricket Board’s (WICB) dispute with the players hasn’t helped either with a list of cricketers either being ignored from selection or choosing to retire instead. In a move to bring about some change in the fortunes, the WICB has appointed former cricketer Jimmy Adams as the team director.

Adams replaces former England cricketer Richard Pybus and will have the responsibility of rebuilding the team during his three-year tenure with the West Indies team. “I am very excited to be directly involved in Caribbean cricket once again, and I look forward to working with all those committed to moving the game forward in the West Indies,” Adams said in a statement issued by the WICB.

The other task at hand for the West Indies board will be to identify and appoint a head coach for the team as they have been playing without a coach since Philip Simmons was sacked by the board in September 2016 a few months after their historic second World T20 title victory.

Adams in his career played 54 Tests and 127 ODIs for West Indies along with 202 first-class matches and 228 List A contests. A left-handed batsman and a wicketkeeper by trade he scored 3012 runs with an average of 41.26 in Test cricket and 2204 runs in the 50-overs format. The Windies team that is full of young inexperienced talents will definitely benefit from his experience as a cricketer as well as coach.

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He recently returned to Jamaica in October 2016 from England after concluding his 5-year association with English county team Kent as the head coach.