Gus Logie appointed as interim head coach of West Indies

Gus Logie has worked as the assistant coach of the team since 2017. © Getty Images

Cricket West Indies (CWI), on Wednesday (ctober 16), announced that Gus Logie will serve as interim head coach of the team for the limited overs series against India. Logie will take over from Henderson Springer who will now oversee CWI’s coaching education programs.

His first major assignment is India’s tour of West Indies starting on Friday (November 1). The tour comprises three ODIs which are part of ICC Women’s Championship, after the completion of which both teams will compete in a five-match T20I series.

The former West Indies cricketer has been the assistant coach of West Indies team since 2017.

“Gus has a long history with West Indies cricket, both as a player and as a coach,” said Jimmy Adams, CWI director of cricket. “He has been a part of the women’s team for the last two years and knows the players’ techniques and skillsets. I have no doubt he will continue his hard work in preparing the team for India Women and then the T20 World Cup next year.”

“We are extremely grateful to Hendy for his contribution to the women’s program over the last two years and we will continue to exploit his prior experience within Coaching Education.”

The recruitment process for a new long-term head coach will begin immediately.

In addition to Logie’s appointment, West Indies have also appointed Evril Betty as the new team manager. Betty takes over from Anne Browne-John who is now appointed as a lead selector for women’s cricket.