Kingstown, St. Vincent and the Grenadines – Miles Bascombe is now the Technical Director for Windwards Cricket. The appointment follows the Windward Islands Cricket Board’s retreat held in St. Lucia last month when the role was created.
High on the agenda of Bascombe, the former West Indies selector, would be to develop a comprehensive development pathway for cricketers in the Windwards from junior to senior. There will also be a focus on streamlining the Volcano franchise’s activities with cricket in the four member states. He will have reporting directly to him four Operations Managers/Development Officers who will be appointed soon in each island in the Windwards.
Bascombe previously served as Technical Adviser to the WICB. He has been working closely with the franchise head coach to modernize the coaching program for contracted players.
WICB Vice President Dwain Gill expressed enthusiasm about the new appointment. Gill said, “This role is critical to advance cricket in the region, and Miles’s appointment is timely. He will bring immense value to this position with his wit and analytical mind.”
Bascombe said he was upbeat about the role. “It is an exciting opportunity to make an impact in a technical capacity. I am quite keen to play my part as we collectively tackle the tasks ahead to improve Windwards cricket and by extension West Indies cricket.”
Bascombe represented West Indies in international T20 and played First-class and List A cricket for the Windward Islands and Combined Campuses and Colleges (CCC). He is a CWI certified coach. The Vincentian also holds a BSc in Electronics and MSc in e-Commerce from the University of the West Indies.