Walsh appointed head coach of West Indies women’s team
Former bowling coach and assistant coach of Bangladesh Courtney Walsh is set to begin a new chapter after he named the head coach of West Indies women’s team.
Former West Indies fast bowler Courtney Walsh begins his new chapter with the women’s team. Cricket West Indies (CWI) announced it on Friday that the fast bowler will take up the role.
Walsh will have a role to play as he will lead the preparation and development of the women’s ream at least till the end of 2022, including competing in the next ODI World Cup and T20 World Cup.
The Caribbean fast bowler has already gathered a vast experience as a coach. He served as an assistant coach with the Bangladesh men’s team and subsequently worked on a short term contract with the West Indies women’s side, including at the T20 World Cup held in Australia earlier this year. But now he has taken up the role of head coach permanently.
Walsh expressed his excitement for the role new and also insisted that he has a good understanding relationship with the women’s team.
“It’s an exciting challenge and I’ve always wanted to give back in any way I can and help with the development of the game in the West Indies. The experience I have, my knowledge of the game, and my overall organizational skills will be key aspects as we try to develop a winning team culture.”
“I worked with the team at the Women’s T20 World Cup earlier this year in Australia and in the series against India in the Caribbean last year, so I have a very good understanding of what is required,” he said after being appointed as coach.