The West Indies Cricket Board has revamped their entire staff starting with former South Africa pacer Alfonso Thomas being named as the new bowling coach of the West Indies men's cricket team on February 20. The Proteas pacer is one of several changes to the support staff as the CWI want to create a team that can ensure a position in the ICC World Cup 2019 and to successfully defend the ICC Women's World T20 title.
The former Proteas pacer has played in the IPL, BBL and BPL, is known as a T20 specialist as his performances with the white ball which has earned him 263 wickets in 225 T20s.
Former West Indies leg-spinner, Rawl Lewis has been named as the Team Manager. The former Carribean spinner served as the operations manager during the ICC T20 World Cup in 2016 which the West Indies won on Indian soil.
“Rawl Lewis has been promoted to be the team manager and Floyd Reifer steps up from his former U15s coaching role. I’m delighted that we’re promoting from within the CWI coaching and management set up.” Referencing the background to these changes, Adams added, “We are focused on improving team performance, as well as broadening and deepening the coaching expertise in the region. We know we’ve got vital games and tournaments this year and we’re confident that these appointments will strengthen the WINDIES squads for this year and our future plans," said Jimmy Adams, the director of Cricket on the new appointees.
"Referencing the background to these changes we are focused on improving team performance, as well as broadening and deepening the coaching expertise in the region. We know we've got vital games and tournaments this year and we're confident that these appointments will strengthen the Windies squads for this year and our future plans," he added.