For the upcoming tours of Zimbabwe and South Africa by their men’s squad, West Indies has named Andre Coley as their interim head coach. Phil Simmons, who quit as head coach after West Indies lost in the first round of the T20 World Cup in October, is replaced by Coley. Cricket Roddy Estwick and Monty Desai’s contracts as associate coaches have expired, according to West Indies.
Former Jamaican wicketkeeper Coley, 48, serves as the CWI Academy’s chief coach. Prior to this, he was the senior men’s and women’s teams’ associate coach as well as the head coach of the West Indies Under-19s. He served as Simmons’ assistant coach when West Indies won the Men’s T20 World Cup in 2016 and the Caribbean Premier League championship for the Jamaica Tallawahs earlier this year. It is a special honor to be asked to lead the West Indies squad on its upcoming tours of South Africa and Zimbabwe, according to Coley. My love for West Indies cricket is unwavering. The upcoming assignment will be difficult because we’ll be up against two sides playing at home.
To give ourselves the best chance of getting the outcomes we want, we must make sure that our planning and preparation are adequate, and we must show consistency in carrying them out. The players, I’m sure, are excited about the possibilities presented by both games and are anxious to help our team succeed. I’m looking forward to the upcoming trips and the chance to actively contribute to the development of West Indies cricket.
In February 2023, West Indies will play two Test matches in Zimbabwe. The first Test will be contested from February 4 to 8 and the second from February 12 to 16; both Tests will be held in Bulawayo. Soon after, they’ll start a lengthy trip to South Africa that includes three ODIs, three T20Is, and two Test matches.