Former fast bowler Courtney Walsh has been named head coach of the West Indies women’s team, Cricket West Indies (CWI) announced on Thursday. Walsh will serve his role until at least the end of 2022, including the Women’s World Cup and the T20 World Cup.

Walsh, the highest wicket-taker in Tests for West Indies, guided the West Indies women’s team – on a short-term contract – for the T20 World Cup earlier this year, after a stint with the Bangladesh national team as its assistant coach.

‘An honour’

Speaking about his appointment, Walsh said, “This is indeed an honour to be named as the new head coach.”

“I worked with the team at the Women’s T20 World Cup earlier this year in Australia and in the series against India in the Caribbean last year, so I have a very good understanding of what is required. The ability and the talent are there, we have some fantastic players in the…

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