Walsh appointed as interim assistant coach for West Indies Women
Former Bangladesh bowling coach Courtney Walsh has been appointed as the interim assistant coach for West Indies Women’s team.
It has been quite a while for former West Indies fast bowler Courtney Walsh to leave Bangladesh. But the former coach has finally taken up a role as he has been appointed as the interim assistant coach for West Indies Women’s team.
Walsh along with the former head coach Steve Rhodes was sacked by the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) after an unsatisfying performance in the World Cup in England. He will now join the West Indies Women’s team where former Guyana seamer Rayon Griffith will join the pair to complete the team’s interim coaching staff.
Walsh previously worked as the bowling coach of Bangladesh and also became an interim head coach once. The former fast bowler expressed his happiness for being able to coach the Women’s team.
“My function is to focus a lot more on the bowlers and the cricket in general to get the ladies together. I’m just happy to be able to work with Gus – we haven’t had a chance to be on the same team since we were players and we just want the women to play the type of cricket we know they can play.”
Cricket West Indies’ Director of Cricket Jimmy Adams was also confident that the interim team will provide a fantastic level of support to the team.
“I am confident that our entire support staff, under Gus’ leadership and direction, is capable of driving our women’s cricket forward whilst we begin the search for a permanent Head Coach. Gus has been involved with the program for the past two years and both Rayon and Courtney bring with them a strong working knowledge of what it takes to be successful at the elite level.”