Pybus named as West Indies’ director of cricket

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Pybus’ main responsibility will be to train and develop the country’s regional and national players

Former Bangladesh coach Richard Pybus has signed a three-year deal with the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) in a move that will see him become their new director of cricket.

Pybus, who officially takes up his post on November 1, will use his coaching expertise to help train and develop both regional and national players.

WICB chief executive Michael Muirhead revealed that the board had chosen Pybus after reviewing numerous other applications.

“Securing the services of Richard is a major coup for the WICB,” Muirhead said. “I look forward to Richard joining us in Antigua and enhancing the work which we are doing, so as to ensure that all the necessary structures are in place to allow West Indian cricketers to develop and flourish. He has extensive knowledge in designing and managing successful cricket development systems both at the grassroots and elite levels, and we look forward to him building on the work we have already done.”

Pybus, who is set to fly out to the West Indies today, stated that he was ecstatic at having been chosen for the job.

“I am particularly looking forward to working with the West Indies teams, the first-class sides, the High Performance Programme and the educational structures, to ensure a rigorous, competitive system that feeds through elite players to international level,” he said.

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