Former Windies pacer joins as assistant coach
Former Windies pacer Vasbert Drakes has joined the team as one of the three assistant coaches ahead of the three-match Test series against England.
Drakes, who played 12 Tests and 34 for ODIs for Windies has coached the Windies’ Women team to a World T20 title in 2016. He has also vast experience as a player, playing for Sussex, Warwickshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire in County cricket.
After being appointed as the assistant coach, Drakes said –
“It is an honour to be back working with West Indies cricket again. As someone who played the game at the highest level, it has always been my wish to contribute to West Indies cricket and give back to the young players.”
“We have a tremendous group of players here, full of ambition and hungry for success. Our role as coaches is to offer leadership and sound advice and to share knowledge and create an environment of learning. I want to see West Indies cricket grow and flourish.”
The newly appointed assistant coach also said he can’t wait to make a contribution and expects to see the players give their best shot.
“I am passionate about the game of cricket and a true supporter of West Indies cricket, so ultimately I want to make a contribution to the game in the region and see the players perform at their best. I am a calm individual and I’m here to do what is required to help the team succeed …that’s what I enjoy doing, coaching and helping others,” he concluded.
Windies will play three Tests, five ODIs and three T20Is against England.