WI Cricket Board Appoints New Director: An Englishman!

Could we not find any qualified West Indian national to fill this position?  I find it dis-believable that there is no competent West Indian ex-cricketer or person in the management and training areas of the sport who could have been given this job.

The article tells us more about Ricahrd Pybus and his new position.


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Can the Caribbean Kings' empire rise once again under Richard Pybus
Richard Pybus
, former coach of Pakistan and Bangladesh, was recently appointed director of cricket in West Indies. The Englishman, together with head coach Ottis Gibson now has the task of revitalising West Indies cricket. Shubhodeep Chakravarty  | Last updated on Sunday, 27 October 2013 at 
http://sports.ndtv.com/cricket/features/216157-can-the-caribbean-kings-empire-rise-once-again-under-richard-pybus


The West Indies cricket team has had a journey like no other national team. In over four decades, the team has gone from being formidable champions to mere pushovers. The team, presently, is fighting hard to regain lost glory and is looking up to one man for a firm push in the right direction – Richard Pybus.

pybus-richard-bangladesh-300Pybus, former coach of Pakistan and Bangladesh, was recently appointed director of cricket in West Indies. The Englishman has had tremendous impact on teams he has coached and now has the task of revitalising West Indies cricket – from the grassroot level to the national side.

The intent and focus of West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) by appointing Pybus is clear – to have a mentor who can transform the sport and not just a professional who can help win matches and tours. After all, despite winning the world T20 title, West Indies' Test cricket is especially considered 'sub-standard' when compared to teams like India, Australia, England and South Africa.

When fighting against lower-ranked teams, West Indies' cricketers have fared reasonably well. In fact, the team has won its last three Test series – against Zimbabwe, Bangladesh and New Zealand. However, in Test matches preceding these three, the team floundered. India (2011), Australia (2011) and England (2012) repeatedly showed that West Indies cricket still has a fair distance to travel  to match up to their high standards.

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