Jimmy Adams is new director of cricket; Pybus steps down — report

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(CMC) Former West Indies batsman Jimmy Adams is the new director of cricket for the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), according to regional media reports.

Jimmy Adams
Jimmy Adams

Adams, who represented West Indies as player and captain during his career, replaces Englishman Richard Pybus, who did not seek to renew his contract, the Trinidad Guardian reported.

There are also reports that a new head coach, Australian Stuart Law, has been appointed to fill the position left vacant by Phil Simmons who was fired in September.

The decision to fill the two positions were reportedly taken at the weekend at the WICB’s final quarterly meeting which took place in St Maarten.

Jamaican Adams resigned as head coach of English county side Kent earlier this year after serving five seasons between 2012 and October 2016.

Pybus is expected to remain for a while to ease Adams into the position.

Law, 48, is the former coach of Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, who played one Test and 54 one-day internationals for Australia.

His first assignment will be to lead the regional team in February when England visit the Caribbean for a series of three one-day internationals.

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