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Former RCB Player Appointed West Indies Assistant Coach For South Africa Series

image-lez7f49xSamuel Badree [Source: Twitter]

Cricket West Indies (CWI) has appointed former player Samuel Badree as an assistant coach of the men's national team for their upcoming white-ball series against South Africa. 

West Indies are scheduled to play three One-Day Internationals and as many T20Is against the hosts South Africa, starting March 16, following the completion of the two-match Test series.

In a statement, CWI stated that Badree would link up with the team next week and work on helping players fine-tune their white-ball skills ahead of the first ODI in East London.

The former RCB player expressed thrill and delight at coaching Windies in his new role.

Here's what Badree said

"I’m absolutely thrilled to be asked by CWI to join the team and work with this great group of players in South Africa for the white ball leg of the tour,

"I look forward to catching up with the players, some who I played with and most I already know, as we seek to acquit ourselves well on what is expected to be a challenging tour of South Africa."

Badree played 52 T20Is for West Indies and was a member of the ICC T20 World Cup 2014 and 2016 winning teams.

Director of Cricket Jimmy Adams welcomed the 41-year-old and looked forward to his contributions to the team. 

The leg-spinner has worked in coaching roles with franchises like Delhi Capitals and Dubai Capitals.