West Indies have appointed former South African first-class cricketer Ryan Maron as assistant coach.
Maron’s role centres around fielding, while fellow assistant coaches Toby Radford and Roddy Estwick will focus on batting and bowling respectively.
The 42-year-old Maron worked with Afghanistan during the 2015 World Cup and a relatively successful tour of the Caribbean earlier this year. He also assisted then-Dolphins head coach Lance Klusener during South Africa’s 2015-16 domestic season.
‘This is a massive privilege to be involved in West Indies cricket and I’m delighted to join the Windies’ coaching staff. I have followed West Indies cricket over the years, as a kid, and then as a player and a coach, and I’m just happy to be offered this opportunity to make a contribution as a coach,’ said Maron, who made 18 first-class and one List A appearance for Western Province between 1995 and 1999.
‘The game in the West Indies has a great history, and here in this group we have a young bunch of cricketers who will perform well. I’m looking forward to working with the side, as we look to climb back up the ladder in world cricket.’
West Indies Cricket Board director of cricket Jimmy Adams added: ‘We are pleased to have Ryan join us. He has a vast knowledge of the game and has done some very good work. I’m sure he will be a great addition to the coaching staff.’
West Indies are currently playing in the first ever day-night Test match in England, with England on 348-3 after day one at Edgbaston.
Written by Jonhenry Wilson