St. John’s (Antigua), Oct 17 (IANS) Former West Indies batsman Gus Logie has been appointed as the interim head coach of the women’s national team.
Gus Logie, who played 52 Tests and 158 ODIs, will take over the duties from Henderson Springer, who will continue to assist coaching education programs fo Cricket West Indies (CWI). Gus has been the assistant coach of the team since 2017.
His first task will be to prepare the team for the upcoming month-long series against India, which starts on November 1 in Antigua.
“Gus has a long history with West Indies cricket, both as a player and as a coach. 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,” said CWI Director of Cricket Jimmy Adams.
Adams added, “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.
A new team manager will also be appointed for the West Indies women’s team, after the interim manager Anne Browne-John became the lead selector for women and girls cricket.
Evril Betty Lewis will take charge of the team immediately for the home series against India.
West Indies will host India for three ODIs and five T20Is from November 1- 20, with matches to be played in Antigua, St. Lucia and Guyana.