Estwick re-appointed to West Indies coaching staff

West Indies Assistant Coach, Roddy Estwick.
West Indies Assistant Coach, Roddy Estwick.

Barbadian experienced coach Roddy Estwick, who was fired by the former Dave Cameron administration, has returned to the West Indies team for the ICC World Cup starting next month.

Estwick was axed ahead of the World Cup qualifiers in March last year, ending a two year-stint with the West Indies men’s side.

He will assist the assistant coach to interim head coach, Floyd Reifer, who was recently announced in the post and joins former Test fast bowler Corey Collymore and ex-first class pacer Rayon Griffith, as the support staff.

Director of Cricket, Jimmy Adams said Cricket West Indies (CWI) has, in consultation with interim head coach Floyd Reifer, assembled a strong support group of coaches to work with the squad for the Tri-Nations Series against Ireland and Bangladesh, to prepare for the World Cup.

“This support group will continue throughout the ICC Cricket World Cup in England,” he said.

Estwick got kudos from players during his tenure as bowling coach after replacing legendary former fast bowler, Sir Curtly Ambrose, in May 2016 ahead of the Tri-Nations Series in the Caribbean.

After he was fired, Estwick worked as coach of the Windies Women’s squad for the Twenty20 World Cup in November last year

CWI has changed the entire coaching staff for the upcoming World Cup and has also brought back Collymore after featuring as bowling coach on the West Indies Men’s tour of India and Bangladesh last year.

Collymore, 41, who played 30 Tests and 84 ODIs for West Indies, will resume his role as bowling coach for the tour of Ireland and the World Cup.

Guyanese Griffith, who served as a coach with the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) franchise Guyana Amazon Warriors in the past, will now undertake fielding coach duties.

Englishman Richard Pybus, controversially appointed head coach last January, has been removed along with his support team of Vasbert Drakes, Toby Radford and Eusan Grandon.

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