WICB: Ambrose not fired

Sir Curtly Ambrose.
Associated Press

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) Michael Muirhead has denied claims that former fast bowling consultant to the senior men’s team, Sir Curtly Ambrose, was fired as previously reported by the media.

Muirhead said the Antiguan legendary fast bowler worked on a tour to tour basis and his contract was simply not renewed following the successful Twenty20 World Cup campaign.

“The coach felt that he wanted a technical coach in the set-up. We have 10 members in the coaching staff now and I think what was an optimal level we were at, and it was either Sir Curtly begins coaching and if the head coach saw it fit for him to do that then that would have been fine,” he said.

“The head coach decided that he wanted someone else to deliver the coaching aspect of it, so he was not fired; he was just not re-engaged for the upcoming series,” Muirhead added.

In May, the WICB said announced that the Antiguan had been replaced by former West Indies A cricketer Roderick Estwick.

Estwick is also a former bowling coach with the Barbados Pride.

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