CWI to appoint permanent head coach before Afghanistan tour in November

By September 09, 2019

Cricket West Indies has officially launched the search for a permanent head coach for the regional side in time for their upcoming away tour against Afghanistan that begins in November.

This follows a comprehensive review by CWI’s Selection Task Force into the selection process and system for all West Indies cricket, with all the recommendations approved by the CWI Board of Directors at the quarterly meeting, held for the first time in Tobago on September 7 and 8. 

The Selection Task Force’s four-month review benchmarked cricket selection systems around the world and incorporated feedback and contributions from current and former players, coaches, administrators, franchise CEOs and nearly 2,700 fans across the Caribbean. 

As a result, CWI announced that they will be advertising the men’s head coach role with immediate effect inviting applications before the September 20 with the aim of having a permanent head coach in place for the forthcoming away tour against Afghanistan. 

The new CWI selection system will introduce new team-specific selection panels for the West Indies men’s and women’s and Youth teams.  This will comprise an Executive Selector (lead selector), a selector and head coach.

The full-time selectors will be supported by a selection analyst who will provide performance data to support selection considerations plus a minimum of three scouts to ensure cricketers throughout the region are closely watched and evaluated. 

A modernised, transparent selection policy will see players selected against six criteria: form and performance, fitness (based on a new approved fitness and conditioning policy), team balance, mental capacity, technical ability and commitment.

The playing XIs will then be selected by the executive selector, head coach and captain. 


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