WI bowling coach fired

WI bowling coach fired
Former West Indies’s bowling coach Roddy Estwick, left, talks to team captain Jason Holder during a practice at Queen’s Park Oval in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, Thursday, June 22, 2017.
Associated Press / Ricardo Mazalan

West Indies bowling coach, Roddy Estwick, has been fired ahead of the ICC World Cup qualifiers in Zimbabwe next month.

Estiwick, 56, who joined the regional side’s coaching staff about 20 months ago, will be replaced by a coach from outside the Caribbean, which will soon be named, CWI President Dave Cameron said.

He said; “We are bringing in a different bowling coach and we will also solidify the batting,” hinting there are other changes coming in the management of CWI.

Estwick joined the West Indies management in May, 2016, replacing the legendary former Windies fast bowler, Sir Curtley Ambrose, ahead of the Tri-Nations Series in the Caribbean involving Australia and South Africa.

He was a member of the Windies management group headed by Australian head coach Stuart Law, which also included Joel Garner, batting coach, Toby Radford, fielding coach, Ryan Moore and fitness coordinator, Ronald Rogers.

West Indies will be the highest ranked side in the March 4-25 qualifiers, as they chase one of the two remaining spots at the 2019 World Cup.

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