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Drakes replaces Campbell as head coach

Vasbert Drakes has been named as the new head coach of the West Indies’ women’s team.

Vasbert Drakes is the new head coach of the West Indies’ women’s team.

Drakes was named by the West Indies Cricket Board to lead a 14-member squad which will leave tomorrow for their tour of Sri Lanka, where they will play four One-Day Internationals and thee Twenty20 matches.

Drakes, a former Barbados and West Indies fast bowler will replace fellow Barbadian, Sherwin Campbell, who had guided the side for the last seven years before his surprising exit one week ago.

Also joining the team management unit are physiotherapist, Oba Gulston and fitness trainer Dave Bernard Sr, both of whom have worked with various territorial and West Indies sides in recent times.

The squad is set to depart from Barbados tomorrow, and arrive two days later in the Sri Lanka capital of Colombo, where they will begin a nine-day training camp before the start of the series.

While two Barbadians in Deandra Dottin and teenager Hayley Matthews have been named in the squad, two others in leg-spinner Shaquana Quintyne and medium-fast bowler Shakera Selman have been left out.

Squad: Merissa Aguilleira (captain), Stafanie Taylor (vice-captain), Shemaine Campbelle, Shamilia Connell, Britney Cooper, Deandra Dottin, Afy Fletcher, Chinelle Henry, Stacy-Ann King, Kycia Knight, Hayley Matthews, Anisa Mohammed, Subrina Munroe, Tremayne Smartt.

Management unit: Vasbert Drakes (head coach), Ann Browne-John (manager), Ezra Moseley (assistant coach), Oba Gulston (physiotherapist), Dave Bernard Sr. (fitness trainer), Trent Sargeant (performance analyst).


8 Responses to Drakes replaces Campbell as head coach

  1. Thomas Katt
    Thomas Katt April 28, 2015 at 6:46 pm

    Bad move. Campbell has brought WI cricket so far. Just another inept decision by WICB

  2. thomas katt April 28, 2015 at 6:50 pm

    Merissa Aguilliera is a waste. Why do they keep playing her?

  3. Rawle Maycock
    Rawle Maycock April 28, 2015 at 8:09 pm

    Drakes again!

  4. Rawle Spooner
    Rawle Spooner April 28, 2015 at 8:32 pm

    Guess she there for her looks because she definitely not there for her cricket skills.

  5. Haroon Chothia
    Haroon Chothia April 28, 2015 at 10:42 pm


  6. Alex Alleyne April 29, 2015 at 6:27 am

    WHAT IS THE TRUE WORD FOR CAMPBELL REMOVAL ? . This is the same thing over and over coming from the WICB . Anything working ,you cut it down . Is this the work of BYPUS? .

  7. Pullhead Davis
    Pullhead Davis April 29, 2015 at 6:20 pm

    Was Campbell fired or resigned or they did not renew his contract

  8. harry turnover May 2, 2015 at 7:35 am

    Those WI selectors fa real ?? they actually dropped Quintyne ? The ONLY up and coming all rounder on the team along with Matthews ??? what is Aguilleira doing on the team. Look at her stats.They dropped the coach,but kept the captain…lord have mercy !Even she herself said that she would like to contribute more ??? to the team.She should have said then CONTRIBUTE.

    What has she done to be made captain over and over again ? for her looks ??? man she won’t even get a second look from me,there are far better looking girls on that team than her.


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