Richard Pybus © Getty Images
Richard Pybus © Getty Images

Richard Pybus has been appointed as West Indies High Performance Director for two years. Pybus has held the position for West Indies earlier but did not renew the contract in 2016. Pybus’ role will include identifying young talent and honing their skills for international cricket.

Amidst all this, Pybus is also in contention to become the next head coach of Bangladesh. Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has already gone through Pybus’ presentation. However, a decision is to be taken by the board for the same. Pybus had resigned from the post of head coach of Bangladesh citing personal reasons and board interference, a decision that did not go well with BCB. Pybus had also applied for the head coach role of Team India.

Pybus, previously, has been a successful South African First-Class coach having guided the Titans and Cape Cobras to nine championship titles over six seasons.

He is thrilled to be back in the West Indies camp. Cricket Windies, too, welcomed Pybus back on board.

On returning back to West Indies camp: “I am delighted to be rejoining Cricket West Indies in this newly created role. I am looking forward to working with Jimmy Adams and the rest of the cricket department to improve standards within a system that I know well. My focus will be on developing our high performance programmes and helping to identify and coach the most talented cricketers in the Caribbean,” as quoted by cricbuzz.

Windies Cricket welcome Pybus: “Pybus’ record with high performance programmes is well established. The High-Performance programme aims to support the continued development of CWI regional franchise cricket and put systems in place to close the gap between regional franchise cricket and International cricket.”