Jamaican Andrew Richardson appointed Windies 'A' assistant coach
Former national fast bowler Andrew Richardson has been appointed assistant coach of the West Indies ‘A’ team and the West Indies High-Performance Centre.
Richardson, who holds a Level 3 coaching certification, will assist Englishman Graeme West at the West Indies High-Performance Centre where a squad of emerging Under-23 players have gathered at the Coolidge Cricket Ground in Antigua for a camp which runs until July 13.
The 37-year-old, who also manages the Jamaica Tallawahs franchise, was grateful for the opportunity.
“I must say that I am elated for this opportunity to be working with these talented set of individuals, I will be working specifically with the bowlers and the focus of the camp is on white ball cricket, so we will be doing a lot of work in sharpening their skills with regards to variations and reading batsmen.”
Richardson is also shortlisted for the position of head coach with Jamaica Scorpions franchise.
“The JCA called me to tell me that I was on the shortlist, but I haven’t heard anything further, so the opportunity came for me to work with youngsters in the Windies set up, so I am focusing on that right now until the CPL starts in September."
The West Indies ‘A’ team will host an Indian ‘A’ side in the Caribbean following the Cricket World Cup.
Richardson will be working alongside Guyanese, Esuan Crandon with the ‘A’ team from June 17 to July 9.
This will be the second stint for Richardson working with Cricket West Indies as he was the manager of the Windies ‘A’ team that toured England in August last year.