CWI President says focus is on recruiting new Director of Cricket, Women’s head coach before discussing new academies

By June 30, 2023
CWI President, Dr. Kishore Shallow. CWI President, Dr. Kishore Shallow.

In May, SportsMax.tv published a story where CWI President, Dr. Kishore Shallow, said that opening new academies across the region was “high on the agenda.”

This was in reaction to the West Indies Academy coming out victorious in the inaugural Headley Weekes Series that same month, a tri series played directly after the conclusion of the West Indies Championship.

Cost and sustainability were the only concerns mentioned by Shallow about the initiative while he also said that the matter had to be discussed further by the CWI’s cricket development and performance and finance management and strategy committees.

On Thursday, Shallow was contacted by SportsMax.tv regarding developments the opening of the new academies.

The Vincentian said that, due to recent developments in West Indies cricket, they have had to focus their attention on other, more urgent matters.

Those matters, according to Shallow, are the recruitment of a new Director of Cricket as well as a new permanent head coach for the West Indies Women’s Team.

“What we are currently doing now is focusing on the recruitment of personnel. One of those positions being the director of cricket and the other being a new head coach of the women’s team,” Dr. Shallow said.

“Over the next few weeks, once we have finalized these two things, then we’re going to address the academy and all other components under the cricket,” he added.

On May 31, CWI announced that Jimmy Adams would not return as Director of Cricket while Courtney Walsh was sacked as West Indies Women’s head coach in April. Robert Samuels, who was an assistant coach during Walsh’s tenure, is currently serving as interim head coach of the team.

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