Courtney Walsh named head coach of West Indies women's team

Sayantan Bhattacharjee

Sayantan Bhattacharjee

Author| Oct 2, 4:23 AM

Source: Twitter/ICC
Source: Twitter/ICC

Former fast bowler Courtney Walsh will slip into the role of head coach of the West Indies women’s team. He is set to be in charge until the end of 2022, according to a statement made by the Cricket West Indies.

An icon in the world of cricket, Walsh is the highest wicket-taker for West Indies in Test cricket with 519 scalps to his name. He had previously worked with the women’s team during the T20 World Cup in Australia earlier this year. He also had a stint with Bangladesh’s men’s team as an assistant coach.

Walsh has served as a selector as well in the past for West Indies cricket. The legendary figure has said he is aware of what is required to make the upcoming stint a success. 

"I've always wanted to give back in any way I can and help with the development of the game in the West Indies," he said. "The experience I have, my knowledge of the game, and my overall organisational skills will be key aspects as we try to develop a winning team culture.

"I worked with the team at the Women's T20 World Cup earlier this year in Australia and in the series against India in the Caribbean last year, so I have a very good understanding of what is required.” he added.

Andre Coley was team’s interim coach in the recently concluded tour of England. The side lost to England 5-0. 

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