Cricket West Indies has appointed former West Indies batter, Miles Bascombe as the New Director of Cricket for a period of three years. Bascombe will take over from Jimmy Adams who has served in the role for six years. The new coming Director has been appointed to the Board of Directors list on Friday in a meeting held at the Coolidge Cricket Ground in Antigua.
Bascombe played one T20I in 2011 & has served as CWI selector between 2019 & 2021 & technical director at the Windward Islands Cricket Board over the last two years.
“Following a thorough recruitment process, Miles stood out to the panel with his skills, experience, and intimate knowledge of our cricket system, especially at Territorial Board level,” CWI CEO Johnny Grave said in a board release. “His passion and understanding of the game at all levels are outstanding. He is a critical thinker with a strong analytical and strategic mindset, which will be hugely beneficial to us as we embark on formulating our new four-year strategic plan. I have no doubt he will hit the ground running and will relish the challenge before us to develop higher standards and better structures within our cricket system.”
Speaking about his appointment Bascombe said that West Indies is at a critical stage of development & needs urgent improvements. He highlighted the improvements they made by establishing a central High-Performance System. He further said that he is looking ahead to working as a member of the CWI senior leadership team and closely with the Territorial Boards to bring necessary changes in West Indies Cricket.