Cricket West Indies shortlist four candidates for position of head coach

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Cricket West Indies (CWI) announced that they have shortlisted four candidates for the final round of interviews for the position of full-time head coach of the women's team. All four candidates are of West Indian heritage, and successfully progressed through the initial round of interviews which ended last week.

Each candidate was interviewed by a CWI panel consisting of Vice-President Dr. Kishore Shallow, Director of Cricket Jimmy Adams, Human Resources Manager Oneka Martin-Bird, and Gordon Lord, a UK-based Coaching Educator. They discussed various issues regarding coaching, technical knowledge, high-performance culture, and planning while also underlining the board's values of passion, accountability, respect, integrity and team excellence.

While the board refused to name any of the candidates, they added that the coach will be named once the final round of interviews are completed.

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“The successful candidate will be expected to drive our women’s program forward and improve our results across both formats. We are grateful for the efforts of interim head coach, Gus Logie, who has led the squad during this transition period and will continue in his interim role until the process has concluded,” Adams had stated.

Last month, CWI invited applications for the position of head coach following the team's poor performance in the ICC Women's T20 World Cup 2020 in Australia where they were knocked out in the first round. Former West Indies men's international Gus Logie was in charge of the team, having been appointed as interim head coach last October. During his tenure, the team were only able to manage two wins in 11 matches across formats.

Former skipper Merissa Aguilleira even went to the extent of questioning the commitment and passion of the players representing the region.