BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Over 20 regional coaches, including former West Indies players, have assembled in Barbados for a high-level coaching programme to be staged over 10 days.
Courtney Walsh, the legendary fast bowler and former Test captain, is one of the former players attending the Level III programme being staged at the West Indies High Performance Centre on the Cave Hill campus of the University of the West Indies. Walsh is also a member of the WICB Selection Panel.
The other former players participating are: Winston Benjamin, Tony Gray, Robert Samuels, Colin Stuart, Ezra Moseley and Henderson Bryan. The list of attendees includes one female coach Samantha Lynch of St. Vincent & the Grenadines.
The sessions are being staged by the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) in collaboration with the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and are a crucial component to the coaches’ education programme.
Benjamin, who played 21 Tests and 85 ODIs between 1987 and 1995 said: “This is a great course. We have gained a lot of knowledge. This course could be a springboard to better things in West Indies cricket. The coaches here are very enthusiastic and willing to learn and take the game forward.