Cricket West Indies named Andre Coley as the Interim Coach for their upcoming tours of Zimbabwe & South Africa to be held next year. He will take over the reins of coaching from Phil Simmons who has stepped down from his post after the Australia series after West Indies early exit from the T20 World Cup 2022.
Notably, Andrey Coley served as West Indies Assistant Coach under Simmons when they won T20 World Cup in 2016. In addition, he has also served as the Head Coach of the CWI Academy program & has previous coaching stints with U19 as well as the senior Women’s team. He was also a part of the Tallawahs support staff that won the CPL 2022 title.
Andrey Coley is excited about his New Role with West Indies Cricket
Speaking about his signing, Andrey Coley said that it’s an honor for him to coach the West Indies team in their upcoming tour of Zimbabwe & South Africa. He further said that West Indies holds a special place in his heart & the upcoming tour will act as testing grounds for the West Indies team as they will play against Zimbabwe in their home conditions. He further said that the team has to ensure that their planning & preparation is appropriate & demonstrate consistency in the execution of plans to give themselves the best opportunity to achieve positive results.
He further said that he is sure that the players are awaiting opportunities that both the series will offer & would be eager to contribute to our team’s success. He looks forward to the upcoming tours & the opportunities to make a tangible & useful contribution to the growth of West Indies Cricket.
West Indies is scheduled to play two Test matches in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe beginning on February 4. Then the action will move to travel to South Africa for a tour that will include two Tests, three ODIs & three T20Is.