Cricket West Indies (CWI) has announced a number of changes ahead of the World Cup to ensure better performance from their team in the mega event. In a bid to overcome the batting woes, the governing body has secured the services of former West Indian batsman, Ramnaresh Sarwan as their mentor.
Hoping to help overcome the technical issues of the batsmen, Sarwan is excited to help the West Indian cricketers.
“I have come here to act as kind of a mentor to the players and try my best to assist them in any technical ways and with any shortcomings where I think they can improve, and to offer as much help to the head coach, Floyd Reifer, and his coaching staff.”
In a 13-year long career, Sarwan played 87 tests, 181 ODIs, and 17 T20Is. The 38-year old accepted the invitation from CWI, saying that he was overwhelmed to receive the call.
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Other Coaching Staff
In addition, the names for coaching staff have also been revealed. Pakistani great, Mushtaq Ahmed has also been included in the coaching staff as spin bowling coach. Correy Collymore will work with the team as a fast bowling coach. The new tenure starts with the tri-series in Ireland with Bangladesh as the third team.
Earlier, CWI had made Floyd Reifer the interim Head Coach. Roddy Estwick will work with CWI as an assistant coach.