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June 17, 2024

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Courtney Walsh Sacked As Head Coach Of West Indies Women’s Team

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CWI stated that they will begin looking for replacements in the coming weeks

The West Indies women’s cricket team has announced that it has sacked Courtney Walsh from his duties as head coach. Walsh was fired after his team delivered forgettable performances in the 2023 ICC Women’s T20 World Cup. The retired pace bowler was a legendary player for the West Indies.
Walsh was hired by the West Indies in October 2020. The Jamaican led his team to the semi-finals of the 2022 ICC Women’s World Cup before losing to eventual winners Australia.
Walsh’s downfall began after he failed to secure a spot in the knockout stages of the recent T20 World Cup in South Africa. The West Indies team lost to India and England in their opening matches. However, they secured victories against Pakistan and Ireland–this landed them a a third-place finish in their group.
Cricket West Indies decided to fire Walsh after reviewing of the team’s performances and program. Walsh was fired together with his assistant coaches Corey Collymore and Robert Samuels. The management simply couldn’t stomach the disappointing T20 World Cup campaign.
Jimmy Adams, the CWI director of cricket, thanked Walsh and his coaches for their contributions. Adams stated that they will begin looking for replacements in the coming weeks.
Walsh previously worked in the Indian Premier League (IPL) as a talent scout and bowling coach. His West Indies coaching role was the 60-year-old first major international coaching job.

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