jimmy adams, a former West Indies cricketer, he will step down as Cricket West Indies (CWI) Director of Cricket, prompting the organization to start looking for a replacement.
Adams’ contract is set to expire at the end of June, and CWI stated on Wednesday that the search for a new cricket manager has begun. In January 2017, Adams, who had previously played 127 one-day internationals and 54 Tests for the West Indies, took over.
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Johnny Grave, executive director of CWI, expressed his gratitude for Adams’ six and a half years of leadership and service.
Grave emphasized Adams’ important contribution to the CWI’s high performance system, especially in areas such as coach education and development, sports science and medicine, and the recent opening of the Academy at the Antiguan Coolidge Cricket Ground (CCG ).
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“We are extremely grateful for the leadership and contribution that Jimmy has made over the last six and a half years. I have no doubt that Jimmy will continue to contribute to the game, particularly to West Indies Cricket.” Grave said.
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Dr Kishore Shallow, Chairman of the CWI, praised Adams’ dedication and remarkable service to West Indies cricket.
“Jimmy Adams has always served West Indies Cricket with passion and distinction. His cool demeanor and professionalism have inspired many positive results over the years. One of his legacies would be the start of a coaching revolution in the region. On behalf of the CWI Board, we wish you a favorable future” Kishore Shallow added.
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“I wish you all the best in the future” – Jimmy Adams
Former West Indies cricketer Jimmy Adams highlighted his honor and privilege to represent the national team and be involved in the continued development of CWI.
“I have had the privilege of working with some incredible people throughout the organization and I am grateful for all the support they have given me over the past six years. I wish everyone the best in the future, especially in light of the various challenges that exist both regionally and globally.” Jimmy Adams said.
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The West Indies men’s team struggled on the pitch during Jimmy Adams’ tenure as Director of Cricket. They have not advanced beyond the pool rounds of an ICC competition since winning the T20 World Cup in 2016, placing second-from-last at the 2019-21 and 2021-23 Test World Championships.
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