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Miles Bascombe replaces Jimmy Adams as CWI Director of Cricket

Last updated on 01 Jul 2023 | 05:39 AM
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Miles Bascombe replaces Jimmy Adams as CWI Director of Cricket

The former West Indies batter will take charge from August 1, 2023

Miles Bascombe will take over as Cricket West Indies (CWI) Director of Cricket from Jimmy Adams - a position he occupied for six years. Bascombe, who has played one T20 International (T20I) for West Indies will charge from August 1, 2023 onwards.

37-year-old Bascombe played first-class cricket between 2007 and 2017 for Windward Islands and the Combined Campuses and Colleges. Moreover, he is a certified coach and holds bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of West Indies.

He also served as a selector between 2019 to 2021 and since then was the technical director at Windward Islands Cricket Board.

“Following a thorough recruitment process, Miles stood out to the panel with his skills, experience and intimate knowledge of our cricket system, especially at Territorial Board level," Johnny Grave, CWI Chief Executive Officer said.

"His passion and understanding of the game at all levels are outstanding. He is a critical thinker with a strong analytical and strategic mindset, which will be hugely beneficial to us as we embark on formulating our new 4-year strategic plan. I have no doubt he will hit the ground running and will relish the challenge before us to develop higher standards and better structures within our cricket system.”

Upon his appointment, Bascombe said, “West Indies Cricket is at a critical stage with an urgent need to improve performances. We have made significant progress with establishing a central High-Performance system that now needs to be rolled out across all of our Territories. 

"I am looking forward to working as a member of the CWI senior leadership team and closely with the Territorial Boards to bring about the necessary improvements that I am confident will lead to more success by implementing a robust system based on achieving world-class standards and by driving a winning culture.”

CWI High-Performance Manager, Graeme West will act as the interim Director of Cricket until Bascombe takes charge in exactly a month.

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