WICB starts search for new Head Coach

MichaelMuirhead-1St. John’s, Antigua — A demonstrated track record as a World-class coach. Sound practical experience in developing elite players and teams. At least five years experience as a Head Coach. International or first-class coaching credentials.

These are just some of the attributes that candidates for Head Coach of the West Indies team will need to possess to be considered for the position.

The West Indies Cricket Board advised on Friday that a global search to identify a new Head Coach has commenced.

“We expect a lot of interest in this position from not only within the Caribbean, but from outside the region,” said WICB Chief Executive Officer Michael Muirhead.

“Our stakeholders and our fans have high expectations. Though there have been periods of success in recent times, we have struggled to consistently maintain that success over a sustained.”

He added: “West Indies has a rich history in this game, so it is most important for us to identify the right individual for the organization, the team and the region.

“We must vigorously examine all options in order to identify the best possible candidate because there is a lot of hard work ahead for us to see our side sustain playing at a consistently high level in the future.”

The WICB also identified a number of key skills that candidates for the position must possess.

They include: an accomplished strategic planner, an excellent communicator and people manager, an ability to develop and improve talent, and ability to manage a broad diversity of players in a culturally sensitive environment.

Full details of the Head Coach position are attached and also available from the WICB’s website, here: http://www.windiescricket.com/wicb/careers.

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