CWI appoints Bascombe as director of cricket for three years

Former West Indies batter Miles Bascombe has been appointed as Cricket West Indies’ (CWI) new director of cricket on a three-year contract. Bascombe will take over from Jimmy Adams, who leaves the position after six years. Bascombe, 37, played one T20I for West Indies in 2011, and was the men’s selector at CWI between 2019 and 2021, and the technical director at the Windward Islands Cricket Board over the last two years

“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,” CWI CEO Johnny Grave said in a board release. “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 four-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.”

Bascombe was appointed at the board of directors meeting held on Friday at the Coolidge Cricket Ground in Antigua.

“West Indies Cricket is at a critical stage with an urgent need to improve performances,” Bascombe said. “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.”

Bascombe played for Windward Islands and Combined Campuses and Colleges while featuring in all three formats in domestic cricket. He played 24 first-class games, 26 List-A matches and 25 T20s.

Bascombe will take up his new role on August 1. Until then, CWI high performance manager Graeme West will act as the interim director of cricket.

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