West Indies Cricket ropes in Richard Pybus as High-Performance Director

 . Last updated on July 6, 2018, 10:37 AM
West Indies Cricket ropes in Richard Pybus as High-Performance Director
Richard Pybus is appointed as the High-performance director of West Indies after being selected as the Bangladesh coach.

Earlier in the month, Richard Pybus, the well-known international coach, was appointed as the head-coach of Bangladesh. At the latest, Pybus is also appointed as the High-Performance Director by West Indies Cricket. He was on the position completing his previous stint back in 2016. Now, after the gap of more than a year, West Indies re-appointed him for two more years.

As the director, he will be responsible to find new talents in the country especially at the younger levels. Pybus will lead the talent search of Under-19 players for domestic Caribbean teams. He will be also responsible to groom the young players for senior-level cricket. Per officials, the High-Performance program is designed to close the gaps between regional and international cricket. The new system is the brainchild of West Indies Cricket. Earlier, Pybus have worked with several teams as the head coach. He was the coach of Pakistan and Bangladesh.

Joining West Indies Cricket as the High-Performance Director Pybus expressed his delights. The designation was created not long ago, making him the sole decision maker at the position. The coach said he is “looking forward to working with Jimmy Adams and the rest of the cricket department.” Mentioning he knows the West Indies system well, he said, his focus will be on developing high performance programs for young players.

As a coach, Pybus had his last stint with Pakistan. He was appointed as the coach of the team twice. The final period ended back in 2003. Within the domestic circuit of South Africa, Pybus is reputed as the most successful coach. He was the coach for the Provincial side, the Titans and the Cobras making them win several titles. He employs innovative methods to coach players helping them to become the best in their own skills.

Richard Pybus is now settled in South Africa, however, he is open to move to Bangladesh along with his family, as the team would need his physical presence. Earlier, on his Bangladesh role, the coach said, he was ready for the “fantastic job”.


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