Vasbert Drakes is the new head coach of the West Indies’ women’s team.
Drakes was named by the West Indies Cricket Board to lead a 14-member squad which will leave tomorrow for their tour of Sri Lanka, where they will play four One-Day Internationals and thee Twenty20 matches.
Drakes, a former Barbados and West Indies fast bowler will replace fellow Barbadian, Sherwin Campbell, who had guided the side for the last seven years before his surprising exit one week ago.
Also joining the team management unit are physiotherapist, Oba Gulston and fitness trainer Dave Bernard Sr, both of whom have worked with various territorial and West Indies sides in recent times.
The squad is set to depart from Barbados tomorrow, and arrive two days later in the Sri Lanka capital of Colombo, where they will begin a nine-day training camp before the start of the series.
While two Barbadians in Deandra Dottin and teenager Hayley Matthews have been named in the squad, two others in leg-spinner Shaquana Quintyne and medium-fast bowler Shakera Selman have been left out.
Squad: Merissa Aguilleira (captain), Stafanie Taylor (vice-captain), Shemaine Campbelle, Shamilia Connell, Britney Cooper, Deandra Dottin, Afy Fletcher, Chinelle Henry, Stacy-Ann King, Kycia Knight, Hayley Matthews, Anisa Mohammed, Subrina Munroe, Tremayne Smartt.
Management unit: Vasbert Drakes (head coach), Ann Browne-John (manager), Ezra Moseley (assistant coach), Oba Gulston (physiotherapist), Dave Bernard Sr. (fitness trainer), Trent Sargeant (performance analyst).