Haynes, Reifer and Simmons shortlisted for Windies head coaching job

By October 02, 2019
Former West Indies opener Desmond Haynes was one of three persons shortlisted for the West Indies head coaching position. Former West Indies opener Desmond Haynes was one of three persons shortlisted for the West Indies head coaching position.

Former West Indies opener Desmond Haynes and Phil Simmons as well as current coach Floyd Reifer have been short-listed for the job as head coach of the West Indies Senior Cricket team.

All three made the cut following the latest round of interviews on October 1.

Six candidates participated in individual interviews lasting up to 90 minutes with the CWI interview panel. During the interviews critical areas such as applications of cricket specific experience, technical knowledge and performance planning processes.

Also up for discussion were performance measurement, developing a performance-driven culture and also, CWI’s core values of passion, accountability, respect, integrity and team excellence.

CWI Vice-President, Dr. Kishore Shallow, who is Chairman of CWI’s Human Resource Committee led the interview panel, which also included CWI Director of Cricket, Jimmy Adams; CWI HR Manager, Mrs. Oneka Martin-Bird; CWI Independent Director, Mrs. Debra Coryat-Patton; and UK based Coaching Educator, Gordon Lord.

“I am pleased to see such high quality West Indian talent and experience in the shortlisted candidates for the head coach position,” said CWI President Ricky Skerritt.

“I believe that any one of the three finalists would be an excellent choice as head coach, and I wish them every success at the final stage of interviews.

“On behalf of the Board and all stakeholders, I want to thank all of the applicants for coming forward to offer their services for this important leadership role. Vice President Shallow and his research and interview team have been most impressive with their efforts to date, and I want to say thank you to them as well.”

The next phase of the recruitment process for the head coach of the West Indies Men's team is the final interview, scheduled to be completed by October 11.

 

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