Moseley, Samuels join Windies
ST JOHN’S – Former Test cricketers Barbadian Ezra Moseley and Jamaican Robert Samuels have been added to the coaching staff of two West Indies cricket teams.
Fast bowler Moseley will join the West Indies women’s team as an assistant coach to compatriot Sherwin Campbell while Samuels has been appointed to the West Indies Under-19 team in a similar position.
Samuels, the former Jamaica captain and brother of current West Indies’ batsman Marlon Samuels, will assist head coach Roddy Estwick, the former Barbados and West Indies “A” team pacer.
The West Indies women are in Jamaica preparing for the three-match series against New Zealand at Sabina Park on October 6, 8 and 10.
The regional Under-19 cricketers are in Guyana in camp as they get ready to face Bangladesh in a seven-match rubber between October 7 and 21.
Samuels, 42, has coached at the Under-19 level for over a decade. Earlier this year he was in charge as Jamaica won both the West Indies Cricket Board Under-19 four-day and one-day tournaments.
Since retiring, Moseley, 55, has been a Barbados selector and worked for several years with the Barbados women’s team. He is also the cricket coach at The St Michael School where he was instrumental in the development of rookie West Indies fast bowler Jason Holder.
Estwick, long-standing coach of the Under-19s, welcomed Samuels to the team.
“It is great to have Robert on board. He was a successful Jamaica batsman and captain and has worked with the Jamaica Under-19s for a few years now. He will know most of the players very well and brings a wealth of knowledge and tactical skills to the team,” he said.
Campbell, who has been in charge of the women’s programme since 2008, said Moseley was a good addition to the team’s management unit, which is completed by Barbadians Pat Greenidge (manager), Shannon Lashley (trainer), Jacqui King (physiotherapist) and Trent Sargeant as analyst.
“Ezra is an excellent coach and it is great to have him join the team as we prepare for the upcoming series against New Zealand and the games to follow in a few weeks,” Campbell said.
“He has been involved with women’s cricket for several years now and is passionate about what he does. I’m sure he will fit in very well.” (EZS/WICB Media)