West Indies' ODI and T20 head coach will be Daren Sammy

The board announced on Friday (May 12) that former captain Daren Sammy has been selected West Indies' head coach for the two white-ball competitions. Sammy's assignment begins in June in Sharjah with a three-match ODI series against the United Arab Emirates (UAE), before the ICC Men's World Cup 2023 Qualifier competition in Zimbabwe. Andre Coley, a former keeper-batter, has been designated head coach of the Test and 'A' teams by CWI. In the July home series against India, Coley debuts with the senior squad.

Sammy stated of his position, "It will be a challenge, but one that I'm ready for and excited about. "I'm incredibly excited about the chance, especially in light of the talent we have and the effect I hope to have on the locker room. I think my playing style will carry over into my coaching career, including my enthusiasm, drive for achievement, and unwavering devotion to West Indies cricket.

"There is a lot of talent around, and from what I witnessed in the white-ball matches in South Africa with the new captains Shai Hope and Rovman Powell, as well as the guidance of Andre Coley, there is a lot of optimism that we can succeed. I'm excited to share my knowledge, my tactical insight, my communication abilities, and my people management abilities. I enjoy creating the ideas and watching the players carry them out, Sammy continued.

Sammy assumes the position after leading West Indies teams to two T20 World Cup victories (in 2012 and 2016). Sammy has T20 coaching experience with the St. Lucia Zouks of the CPL and Peshawar Zalmi of the PSL. Coley has coaching expertise at all levels of West Indies cricket and served as the team's interim head coach during earlier this year's visits to South Africa and Zimbabwe.

"I'm regarded to be named West Indies Men's Lead trainer of the red-ball group in the wake of serving meanwhile job on the Zimbabwe and South Africa visits," Coley said. " I'm anticipating the difficulties ahead, as well as the open doors as we hone our attention on climbing the Test rankings, and meeting all requirements for the World Test Title last in June 2025. I likewise anticipate working with every one of our partners, developing connections and encouraging a superior execution outlook.

"I'm likewise eager to be working intimately with the 'A Group' as we try to improve valuable open doors for groups to play cutthroat cricket beyond our top of the line rivalry and giving players more noteworthy openness to various circumstances at the worldwide level. Coley continued, "I believe that my expertise in the application of analytics, my leadership style, and my technical knowledge, combined with my efforts in collaboration with Daren, will contribute positively to player development and team performances."

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