Art’s plea

Former West Indies batsman Keith Arthurton does not believe the region’s top coaching post should be given to another non-West Indian.

Arthurton, also coach of the West Indies Under-15 team, said there are coaches in the Caribbean who should be given the chance.

‘I think that we should look towards our countries to get a coach because we have the material,’ said Arthurton, who played 33 Tests and 105 One-Day Internationals between 1988 and 1999.

John Dyson, who served as West Indies head coach for the last two years, was axed last month following the Bangladesh series.

He was the second Australian to hold the post following the appointment of Bennett King in 2004.

Prior to the Australian duo, former West Indies player Gus Logie coached the regional squad for just over a year, having taken over from another former Windies player, Roger Harper.

David Williams, a former West Indies wicketkeeper/batsman, has been given the temporary job of overseeing the regional squad to the Champions Trophy in South Africa later this month.