PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad – Former West Indies coach Gus Logie is helping the W/Connections Wanderers Cricket Club three months after severing ties with the West Indies team.
Logie, who led the West Indies to Champions Trophy victory in September in England, volunteered his services to the club as a special favor to the John-Williams family, who recently took it over.
‘Me being at home right now, I promised them in the past that I would give them some assistance once I was available,’ Logie said on Tuesday. ‘I made a commitment to be here for possibly the next few weeks. I do have some opportunities elsewhere and I’m going to explore them in the new year. But until then, I’ll be available to do some work with the youngsters in the club.’
Wanderers was promoted to the Trinidad and Tobago championship division after sauntering through division two last season, and the club hoped Logie could help steer it to regain the island’s championship and limited-overs titles.
The former test batsman terminated his West Indies coaching contract by mutual consent with six months left. He said his professional approach made it easy for him to coach at any level.
‘This is a bunch of talented and enthusiastic young men, who are willing to learn. They have done tremendously well over the last couple of years. I can at least bring something a little different to help them in their quest for honors in the first division,’ he said.