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Date Published: 2019-10-16
Region & WICB News
“Betty” Lewis-Browne is new interim WI Women team manager, Springer replaced as coach by Logie
Bridgetown, Barbados, October 16 - (www.bcacricket.org) - Evril “Betty” Lewis-Browne, a member of the Barbados Cricket Association (BCA) Board of Management, has been appointed interim manager of the West Indies Women’s team for the imminent home series against India Women.
Lewis-Browne, who has served as a BCA Board member since 2017, replaces Ann-John Browne, a 64-year-old former Trinidad & Tobago and West Indies Women’s cricketer, who has just been named as the lead selector for West Indies Women and Girls’ cricket.
A marketing executive by profession, Lewis-Browne is also the current Barbados Women’s team manager.
Cricket West Indies (CWI) also announced that former Trinidad & Tobago and West Indies middle order batsman and one-time coach, Augustine “Gus”Logie, will be the interim head coach of the West Indies Women’s team.
Logie, 59, takes over from 55-year-old former Barbados off-spinning all-rounder Henderson Springer, who will continue to provide assistance to CWI’s Coaching Education programmes.
Logie will guide the preparations of the West Indies Women for the month-long series against India Women, starting November 1 in Antigua. He was the assistant coach of the West Indies Women’s Team since 2017.
“Gus has a long history with West Indies cricket, both as a player and as a coach. He has been a part of the women’s team for the last two years and knows the players techniques and skillsets. I have no doubt he will continue his hard work in preparing the team for India Women and then the T20 World Cup next year,” said CWI’s Director of Cricket, Jimmy Adams.
“We are extremely grateful to Hendy for his contribution to the women’s programme over the last two years and we will continue to exploit his prior experience within Coaching Education.”
The recruitment process for a new long-term head coach will begin immediately.
West Indies Women will oppose India Women in three Colonial Medical Insurance One-Day Internationals and five Twenty20 Internationals from November 1-20, with matches to be played in Antigua, St. Lucia and Guyana.