Pybus likely to be removed as West Indies coach

7 April, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Richard Pybus is likely to be removed as head coach of West Indies, ESPNcricinfo understands, just three months after overseeing the Test series victory against England, reports ESPNcricinfo.

His contract was meant to run until after India’s visit to the Caribbean in July following the World Cup, but the new Cricket West Indies (CWI) president Ricky Skerritt will host a board meeting next week as part of a review of the coaching structure.

“A cricket review process is underway,” Skerritt told ESPNcricinfo. “Announcements will be made following our board meeting on Tuesday.”

Pybus’ shift to the head coach position in January, filling the vacancy left by Stuart Law moving to coach Middlesex, created significant divisions in the Caribbean, but the team had shown plenty of promise against England by winning the Test series 2-1 and sharing the ODIs 2-2 to lift confidence ahead of the World Cup.

“That [Pybus being appointed as interim coach] has been a vexatious sort of issue,” he said. “I have to tell you that we believe very strongly in localising the expertise that we put behind our teams and we believe only in bringing in non-Caribbean expertise only where it is not available across the region.”