Ahead of the upcoming home series against India, West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has appointed former West Indies fast bowler Joel Garner as the senior team’s manager for a three-year period.

Previously, Garner(63) had served as West Indies interim manager from 2009 to 2010 which included the World T20. Garner was also a director of the West Indies Cricket Board, president of the Barbados Cricket Association and the West Indies A team manager.

Garner has served in 58 Tests and 98 ODIs from 1977 to 1987 and was instrumental in team’s famous World Cup victory in 1979.

Joel Garner, also known as "Big Bird", has been appointed West Indies team manager. He was a key player for the West Indies in the late 70's and early 80's
Joel Garner, also known as “Big Bird”, has been appointed West Indies team manager. He was a key player for the West Indies in the late 70’s and early 80’s.

Soon after being appointed as the team’s manager, Garner was quoted addressing to the media, “I always answer the call in West Indies cricket. It is always an honour to serve in any capacity in West Indies cricket and I’m pleased to be back with the team as manager to share my knowledge and experience to the team and be an ambassador for West Indies cricket and the region.”

Garner will soon take charge as manager of the team as West Indies begin their four-Test series against India in North Sound on July 21.

 

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