Pybus Favorite to be New Windies Head Cricket Coach

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados - Controversial Englishman Richard Pybus is poised to become the new West Indies head cricket coach. resizeimage 20Cricket West Indies Chief Executive Johnny Grave confirmed the development in an interview with the Trinidad NewsDay publication late last year, pointing out that Pybus would lead the men’s squad until the end of India’s tour of the Caribbean in September.

The 54-year-old is set to replace Australian Stuart Law, who resigned last September to take up a new post at English county Middlesex.

Pybus was announced as CWI’s high performance director last February on a two-year contract, just over a year after leaving the post of director of cricket. He is a former Pakistan and Bangladesh coach.

While he is credited for having successfully overseen the implementation of the Professional Cricket League in the Caribbean four years ago, he has courted controversy by crafting thepolicy which requires players to compete in domestic competitions to be eligible for international selection.

West Indies has an active 2019, which includes a full series against England bowling off Jan. 23 in the Caribbean and the ICC World Cup in England starting in May.