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Jimmy Adams named as the director of WICB

By Nilabh Aole -

On Tuesday, West Indies' former skipper, Jimmy Adams has been named as the new director of the West Indies Cricket Board. Adams have signed a three-year contract as he has replaced Richard Pybus, who had also served for three years.

One of the WICB's statements read, "Jimmy will oversee and manage all cricket matters to include the development of all teams, all coaching and cricket education and other technical programs. He will have the support of an Operations department."

The 49-year-old cricketers has featured in 54 Tests for West Indies and went on to score 3000 runs at a decent average of 41. He also played for West Indies in 127 One-Day Internationals, in which he scored more than 2200 runs. 

Talking about his appointment, Adams said, "I am very excited to be directly involved in Caribbean cricket once again. And I look forward to working with all those committed to moving the game forward in the West Indies."

While the outgoing director Pybus praised Admas as he said, "I look forward to Jimmy bringing the breadth of his international experience and knowledge of cricket in the Caribbean to continue the work of rebuilding West Indies Cricket. It is an exciting time for cricket in the region, with the momentum of the World Cup's success and the professional cricket structures beginning to produce players capable of competing and excelling at international level."

Nilabh Aole

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