Coach Estwick joins Windies

ST JOHN’S, ANTIGUA –– Former Barbados fast bowler Roderick Estwick will join the technical team for the West Indies for the upcoming 2016 Tri-Nation One-Day International series.  Estwick is the bowling coach for the Barbados Pride Franchise, and replaces bowling consultant, Sir Curtly Ambrose.

Roddy Estwick
Roddy Estwick

Estwick has to his credit national coach of the year in Barbados in 2005 and 2011. He was head coach for the Barbados Under-19 team which won three titles between 2000 and 2004. Additionally, he toured extensively with the West Indies Under-19 on tours in and out of the region and has participated in the High Performance Centre programme.

Estwick played first class cricket not only for Barbados, but also for Transvaal and West Indies “A” between 1983 and 1990. He will join the squad for the upcoming camp which will start on May 19.

Sir Curtly was with the senior men’s team for the last three years and toured extensively. His last assignment was with the winning men’s World T20 team this year in India.

Estwick described his appointment as an “honour” and said he looked forward to working with the senior West Indies team.

Source: (windiescricket)

2 Responses to Coach Estwick joins Windies

  1. Rawle roachford May 14, 2016 at 5:37 am

    Congratulations “Roddy” well deserved

  2. Rupert Greaves May 18, 2016 at 11:05 pm

    Long overdue. What does a Bowling Consultant do? I could ever understand the term. West Indies team for years has needed a Bowling Coach, Batting Coach and Fielding Coach. My recommendations way back in Brian Lara’s time were Andy Roberts, Gordon Greenidge (most technically correct) and Roger Harper respectively. Can you imagine taking England’s bowling Coach and making him our overall Coach when the man knew nothing about batting? We dismissed him, England reclaimed him, and he is still their Bowling Coach although they were looking for a head Coach after Andy Flower. The guys from the
    “Glory Days” were all coached by their counties. Don’t believe them when they say the only coach they had was for transportation. I know differently. I was there. We still need the other two in order to be at our competitive best.


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