ST. GEORGE’S, GRENADA; TUESDAY OCTOBER 15, 2019 – Former Jamaica fast bowler Andrew Richardson has been appointed Windwards Volcanoes’ new head coach.
Richardson takes over from fellow Jamaican Andre Coley whose tenure ended August 31, 2019.
In 68 first class matches Richardson took 168 wickets at an outstanding average of 23.96. Following his playing days Richardson has worked as an Assistant Coach/Manager of the West Indies ‘A’ Team, as well as assuming similar roles with the Jamaica Tallawahas for the Caribbean Premier League (CPL), and the Jamaica Scorpions for Cricket West Indies (CWI) Tournaments.
He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Sports Science with Sports Management in addition to a CWI/ECB Level III Coaching Certificate.
President of Windwards Cricket Dr. Kishore Shallow welcomed Richardson’s appointment. “Andrew is fantastic addition to our setup; he brings great value with his experience as a former player and coach. He also has the exuberance required to help our players realize their fullest potential.”
Shallow added, “Further, I commend the recruitment panel for their utmost professionalism exhibited in the process of selecting the new head coach.”
Meanwhile Richardson said: “I’m very happy for the opportunity to work with the Windwards Volcanoes. There’s a lot of talent here that just need to be guided in the right direction and hopefully working together we can get things moving in a winning direction.”
Richardson’s first assignment is to oversee the team’s participation in the Colonial Medical Insurance Super 50 Tournament from November 6 to December.
Windwards Volcanoes are drawn in Zone B along with hosts Trinidad and Tobago Red Force, Guyana Jaguars, USA, and West Indies Emerging Players.