Williams may become Windies coach

Cricket fans in the Caribbean are still waiting to find out who will be the next West Indies senior team coach.

The West Indies Cricket Board executive is meeting in St Lucia this week to discuss the matter.

WICB CEO Ernest Hilaire said that the issue will have to be discussed at the executive meeting before he can make any statements.

Hilaire did not reveal any shortlist for the vacancy but high up on the minds of the executive must be the recent work of interim coach David Williams, who got some good performances out of the team in the recently concluded Test series in Australia.

Williams has served as interim coach since the Australian, John Dyson, who was appointed in 2007, was axed last August.

Dyson 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. Only time will tell if the WICB will opt to go abroad again.

After Dyson was sacked there were calls made by former West Indies players to have the coaching position filled by a qualified West Indian coach, and Williams, who has served as assistant coach since 2007, seemed to be the man for the job.

Williams, 46, who played 11 Tests for West Indies, was very successful as Trinidad and Tobago coach, guiding the team to the Carib Beer regional four-day title in 2006 and Carib Beer Challenge Final honours in 2007 as well as two limited overs titles before he was drafted into the West Indies setup.

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