Windward Islands Volcanoes' head coach Shirley Clarke fired. "We did not believe we were getting results," says WICB boss Dr. Kishore Shallow

By February 13, 2023

Shirley Clarke has been relieved of his duties as head coach of the Windward Islands Volcanoes franchise with immediate effect. Clarke will be replaced on an interim basis by South African Russel Sising.

Chairman of the Windward Islands Cricket Board (WICB) Dr Kishore Shallow confirmed Clarke’s dismissal to Sportsmax.TV on Monday citing the team’s lack of performance.

“I can confirm that we have separated from Mr Clarke. The board thought that we were not necessarily on the same wavelength,” Dr Shallow said.

The decision was not a knee-jerk reaction but stemmed concerns the board had since last year during the Regional Super 50 tournament in which the Windward Island Volcanoes won only two matches, both against the Combined College and Campuses team.

Dr Shallow said a comprehensive review was done after the tournament and consequently met with Clarke on several occasions to discuss their concerns.

So far in the West Indies Championship, the Volcanoes have not won any of their two games despite playing well but simply, not well enough.

Dr Shallow, who is also the Cricket West Indies vice president, pointed out that the Volcanoes has not won any of their last seven first-class matches, hence the decision was made to move in another direction.

“Given the investments that were made, we were not getting the results,” he said.

Dr Shallow, who described Clarke as a good individual, said the parting was amicable and that he wished Clarke the best going forward.

 

 

 

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