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Andre Coley named interim coach of West Indies for Zimbabwe, SA tour

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Andre Coley will lead the West Indies men’s cricket team on its upcoming tours of Zimbabwe and South Africa in the capacity of interim coach. This appointment was made by the West Indies. Phil Simmons, who was the previous head coach of the West Indies, stepped down after the team’s disappointing performance in the first round of the Twenty20 World Cup in October. Coley will now take over for Simmons.

Additionally, Cricket West Indies (CWI) has announced that assistant coaches Roddy Estwick and Monty Desai’s contracts have expired.

Coley, 48, is a former Jamaica wicketkeeper and the current head coach of the CWI Academy team. In the past, he has coached the West Indies Under-19 squad and worked as an assistant for the senior men’s and women’s teams. He assisted Simmons as an assistant coach for the 2016 Men’s T20 World Cup champion West Indies and as an assistant coach for the 2017 Caribbean Premier League champion Jamaica Tallawahs.

Bestowed with this responsibility, Coley reckoned the opportunity as a great privilege as he said, “I have a soft spot for West Indies cricket. The upcoming task will be difficult because we will face two teams in their home environments.

“To maximise our chances of success, we must make sure our ideas are well thought out and thoroughly prepared, then consistently put them into action.

“I have no doubt that the players are eager to make a contribution to our team’s success and are excited about the prospects both series should bring. I’m excited about the upcoming visits because they’ll give me a chance to make a real difference in the development of cricket in the West Indies.”

West Indies tour of Zimbabwe

During their February 2023 trip to Zimbabwe, the West Indies will play two Test matches away from home. First Test match will take place between February 4-9, followed by the 2nd Test from February 12–16, respectively. Soon after, they’ll play a complete slate of matches in South Africa, beginning with two Tests and continuing through three ODIs and three T20Is.

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