Sunday, December 17, 2017

Williams appointed T&T senior team coach

David Williams, overlooked for the post of West Indies assistant coach earlier this year, has been appointed head coach of the Trinidad and Tobago senior team.

The 48-year-old, who played 11 Tests and 36 One-Day Internationals between 1992 and 1996, replaces namesake Kelvin Williams who will now serve as assistant coach.

David Williams held the post of T&T head coach up to 2008 when he resigned to take up the position as assistant to then Windies head coach, Australian John Dyson.

He led West Indies on the one-day tour of Australia in February 2010 following Dyson's depature, before Ottis Gibson took over for Zimbabwe's tour of the Caribbean immediately afterward.

David Williams continued as assistant coach on a tour-by-tour basis until March this year when he was replaced by Englishman Toby Radford.

A former West Indies wicketkeeper, Williams will lead the T&T youth side to the WICB Under-19 Championship in July/August before taking up the senior team post.

His first major assignment is expected to be the T20 Champions League in India, scheduled for October.