Experienced coach Roddy Estwick has returned to the setup of the senior men’s side for the ICC World Cup, Cricket West Indies confirmed Monday.
Ironically, the Barbadian was sacked ahead of the World Cup qualifiers in March last year, ending a near two-year stint with the West Indies side.
Estwick will be the assistant coach to interim head coach, Floyd Reifer, who was announced last week in the post, and joins former Test seamer Corey Collymore and ex-first class pacer, Rayon Griffith, as the support staff.
“CWI have, in consultation with interim head coach Floyd Reifer, assembled a strong support group of coaches to work with the squad for the Tri-Series against Ireland and Bangladesh as we prepare for the World Cup,” said director of cricket, Jimmy Adams.
“This support group will continue throughout the ICC Cricket World Cup in England.”
Estwick earned plaudits from players during his tenure as bowling coach after replacing legendary former fast bowler, Sir Curtly Ambrose, in May 2016 ahead of the Tri-Nations Series in the Caribbean.
After his sacking, Estwick worked as bowling coach of the Windies women’s squad for the Twenty20 World Cup in November last year.