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Deadline for interim coach


JUSTIN MARVILLE

Deadline for interim coach

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Richard Pybus will be gone by October. Cricket West Indies (CWI) CEO Johnny Grave said the interim head coach probably won’t be under consideration for the full-time post after reaffirming the board’s position of hiring someone from within the region.

Grave made the comments after CWI received heavy criticism for giving the English-born Pybus his third high-ranking job in just over five years.

“At this stage, I don’t think Richard is thinking longer than September. India are coming directly after September, so I believe Richard will be our head coach for the remainder of this tour, the pre-World Cup tour to Ireland, the World Cup and then the visit by India,” said Grave.

“After that point, I don’t think he would be considered as head coach. It’s been clear, certainly for me, considering the discussions I’ve been privy to, that he is interim coach until September.

“There’s a strong feeling on the board, and I wouldn’t say it’s been formally discussed, but everyone is aware of the fact that West Indies have had real success at that level with a Caribbean coach, but I don’t think that’s a philosophy just for the head coach as there’s a desire to get Caribbean people working in cricket at all levels and not just within the CWI headquarters,” he added. (JM)

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