Former West Indies pacer Courtney Walsh has been named as new head coach of West Indies women’s national cricket team. Cricket West Indies issued a statement that Walsh will certainly work for the development of women’s team till the end of 2022.
Earlier, Courtney Walsh was appointed a short-term role in West Indies coaching and was involved with women’s team during the T20 World Cup in Australia played this year. Walsh has served as bowling coach of Bangladesh’s national cricket team.
The 57-year old expressed his pleasure of being named head coach for West Indies women’s team. He stated that he always wanted to play a significant role in the development of West Indies cricket. With his knowledge and experience, Walsh will be looking to turn things around for West Indies women’s team and create a winning culture in the dressing room.
Earlier, Walsh worked with West Indies women’s during ICC T20 World Cup played in Australia in February and March. He said that he knows what is needed to help West Indies women’s team being a dominant outfit in the white-ball cricket. Walsh stated that there are quality players in the West Indies women’s national cricket. He said that he will be looking to help the players refine their talents and set their goals for the next cricketing season.
Cricket West Indies Director of Cricket, Jimmy Adams said that Courtney Walsh has been appointed as head coach of the women’s cricket team until the end of next two Women’s World Cups in 2022. Adams said that Walsh will be important figure in working with Board’s High Performance Team to make sure our women’s programme can make improvements and show signs of progress.
For recent tour of England, Former Jamaica wicket-keeper Andre Coley was the coach of the West Indies women’s national cricket. Earlier this year, Gus Logie was coach of the side during ICC Women’s T20 World Cup played in Australia.