RIchard Pybus has been temporarily appointed head coach of the Windies and will lead the team during the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 campaign.
The Englishman replaces Stuart Law, who resigned from the position less than two years after his resignation in September, after the English county of Middlesex had offered the Australian a four-year contract.
Pybus was the director of the West Indies Cricket Team from 2013 to 2016 and returned in February 2018 as a high-performance director. Cricket West Indies (CWI) has now confirmed after extensive reports that it will lead the technical team for the upcoming home series England, the Triangular Series in Ireland, the ICC CWC 2019 and India’s visit in July and August.
“I look forward to working with Jason [Holder] and the Test and ODI teams, as well as Carlos [Brathwaite] and the T20I team as we continue to build Windies Cricket,” said Pybus.
“We have a great home series against England, England is a high quality team that will be an excellent test for the team under our domestic conditions, the CWC is in the minds of the region and we will try the England series and Ireland Triangular, to achieve that. “
Born and raised in northeastern England, Pybus played a List A match in 1986 before embarking on a career in coaching. He went on to train Pakistan to take her to the ICC Cricket World Cup final in 1999 and stay with Bangladesh for five years in 2012. He also held positions in a number of domestic teams, including extensive work for South Africa franchise
A CWI statement stated that “The CWI Board of Directors has already approved a succession planning program for regional trainers while conducting a regional search to appoint a long-term head coach for the Windies Men team as of September 2019”.