Courtney Walsh fired as head coach of West Indies women’s cricket team

April 14, 2023  -ST JOHN’S (Antigua): Legendary West Indian pace bowler Courtney Walsh has been removed as head coach of the women’s cricket team following the Caribbean side’s failure to qualify for the knockout stages of the T20 World Cup in South Africa recently.

Cricket West Indies (CWI) said it will shortly start the process of recruiting a successor to Walsh and his support staff, whose contract was also not renewed in the wake of the team’s dismal performance in the Women’s T20 World Cup.

The West Indies were beaten by England and India in their opening two matches and finished third in their group despite wins against Ireland and Pakistan.

During Walsh’s tenure, which started in October 2020, he oversaw the home and away series wins over Pakistan and secured a semifinal spot in the 2022 ICC Women’s 50-over Cricket World Cup, where they lost to eventual winners Australia.

Besides ICC Hall of Fame member Walsh, CWI has also decided not to renew the contracts of technical assistant coaches Robert Samuels and Corey Collymore following a review.

“Cricket West Indies (CWI) will shortly be starting the process to recruit a new West Indies Women’s team Head Coach after taking the decision not to renew the contract of Women’s Head Coach Courtney Walsh,” said a CWI statement.

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