IN CHARGE: Interim West Indies head coach Floyd Reifer conducting catching drills during a practice session at the World Cup. (Picture courtesy CWI Media.) Inset, CWC president Ricky Skerritt says Reifer will stay on until the end of the year. (FP)
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PORT OF SPAIN – Recently elected Cricket West Indies chief Ricky Skerritt has given the assurance that interim head coach Floyd Reifer will remain in his post for the remainder of the year, and says there will be no “hasty political decisions” in the wake of the Caribbean side’s disastrous showing at the ICC World Cup.
Speaking following West Indies’ final outing of the campaign on Thursday in Leeds, Skerritt praised Reifer as a coach with a “winning track record” and also rubbished suggestions that the change in management prior to the World Cup played a role in the team’s poor showing.
West Indies won two of nine group stage matches to finish ninth in the ten-team standings on five points, their worst ever performance at a World Cup.
“That is a whole joke in terms of continuity [of coaching staff for the World Cup]. In six years, we’ve had seven coaches, including Floyd Reifer who was coach for a few matches before the politics appointed (Richard) Pybus,” Skerritt told i95.5FM sports programme. (CMC)
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