Robert Samuels appointed West Indies women’s team head coach for Ireland series

Cricket West Indies (CWI) has appointed Robert Samuels as the Interim Head Coach of the West Indies Women’s team for the upcoming white-ball series against Ireland in St. Lucia.

The white-ball series between Ireland and hosts West Indies will witness One-day International (ODI) Series and West Indies T20 International (T20I).

Samuels, a former Jamaica captain and West Indies batter, has featured in six Tests and eight ODIs in addition to 106 first-class matches and 77 List A matches.

He had also served as the Assistant Coach of the Wndies Women’s team.

Speaking on Samuels’ appointment, CWI’s High-Performance Manager Graeme West said: “Robert brings continuity and stability to get the team through this period. He has great knowledge of the players and the women’s game in general and strong knowledge of the support staff, so it’s almost a seamless transition with Robert coming in as Interim Head Coach.”

“He has his own ideas and is trying to implement them now as Interim Head Coach as opposed to assistant coach. He has made a good impact and start over the last few days and I’m sure it will continue throughout the series,” Graeme West was quoted as saying in a press release on Thursday.

Meanwhile, the Interim Assistant Coaches are former West Indies spin bowler, Ryan Austin and Steve Liburd, the former Leeward Islands batsman and captain.

The Windies 18-member squad is currently at a training camp at the Daren Sammy Cricket Ground in St. Lucia where they are preparing for the upcoming ODI series, slated to begin on Monday, which will then be followed by the three-match T20I Series between July 4 and 8.

Match Schedule:

ODI Series:

June 26: 1st ODI

June 28: 2nd ODI

July 1: 3rd ODI

T20I Series:

July 4: 1st T20I

July 6: 2nd T20I

July 8: 3rd T20I

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