West Indies’ men’s team will have separate red-ball and white-ball coaches

West Indies cricket has not had a good time recently

Following the independent evaluation after the senior men’s squad of the West Indies was eliminated in the first round of the men’s T20 World Cup last year, CWI chose to follow England’s example and appoint separate red- and white-ball coaches. 

Jimmy Adams, the CWI’s director of cricket, said:

“included a closer look at the roles of the current head coach position”.

“We believe it is now necessary to split the role and engage separate coaches for red and white ball formats,”

Adams said in a statement. 

“The increased frequency of back-to-back multi-format tours combined with the specific demands of the respective formats no longer provides enough time for one individual to adequately plan, prepare and review across bilateral series and franchise itineraries that are so condensed.”

The hiring process for both head coaches is scheduled to get underway soon, according to CWI, which also stated that the red-ball coach would also be in charge of the West Indies ‘A’ team.

Adams said that the review board, which was made up of Patrick Thompson Jr. (chair), Brian Lara, and Mickey Arthur, recommended that having two distinct head coaches would enhance all of the teams’ pregame preparation.

“Separating the roles will also provide the head coaches with more time to oversee players’ ongoing development away from tours directly, and through increased engagement and planning with suitable high-performance programmes and coaches,” .

Adams said

The final full-time head coach of the West Indies men’s team, Phil Simmons, announced his resignation following what he called the team’s “unfathomable” success at the World Cup, but he remained in the position for a short while to manage the team’s Test tour of Australia. For the World Cup,

West Indies lost to Ireland by the score of 146 to 5 in their second World Cup encounter after being bowled out for just 118 while chasing 161 against Scotland in their first game. Then they held Zimbabwe to 153 for 7 before managing to defend that score against them.

Then, they dropped both of their Test matches in Australia, and after defeating Zimbabwe 1-0 on the road in a two-Test series, they were defeated 2-0 in South Africa. Since the World Cup, they haven’t engaged in any international white-ball matches. 
Its World Cup white-ball captain, Nicholas Pooran, has since retired as well. Andre Coley has served as the team’s interim head coach, and Shai Hope and Rovman Powell have been selected captains for the ODIs and T20Is, respectively.