The previous West Indies captain had additionally served as the pinnacle coach of the senior aspect on the 2019 ODI World Cup

Floyd Reifer, the previous West Indies captain, has been appointed as the pinnacle coach of the Beneath-19 staff and can lead the “improvement of the squad” as they put together for subsequent yr’s Beneath-19 World Cup at dwelling.

Reifer, who performed six Checks, eight ODIs and one T20I, has additionally served as West Indies’ interim head coach in the course of the 2019 World Cup. His different teaching gigs embody the UWI Blackbirds, the Mixed Campuses and Schools, the West Indies Rising Gamers, and the West Indies A Staff. Most just lately, Reifer served as West Indies’ batting coach in the course of the staff’s tour to England, and was the pinnacle coach of the Jamaica Tallawahs within the CPL, the place the aspect reached the semi-finals.

“It’s nice to be teaching the younger gamers of the West Indies and attempting to information them as we put together for the World Cup at dwelling. I’m excited to have already begun the work and I am certain the younger males are additionally very enthusiastic,” Reifer, an authorized Stage 3 coach, stated in a media launch.

“We’ve strong plans. The programme we now have in place is science and technology-based and it seems in any respect features of their sport, together with cricket fundamentals and private improvement. It is rather intense and primarily based on creating an ‘elite athlete’ with knowledgeable mindset.

“We’ve held conferences with coaches and the territorial boards and they’re all pleased with the path we’re going.”

Reifer will take over the function from Graeme West, who led the staff to the title on the 2016 Beneath-19 World Cup. West will proceed to be concerned as a Excessive Efficiency Supervisor.

“I’m comfortable that we now have been capable of appoint Floyd to steer our Beneath-19 programme and take the lads by to the World Cup early subsequent yr,” Jimmy Adams, CWI’s Director of Cricket, stated. “Graeme West will present useful assist for Floyd within the planning and execution of the programme all through to the World Cup subsequent yr.”


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