Monty Desai appointed West Indies batting coach on two-year contract
Monty Desai has been roped in as the batting coach for West Indies on a two-year contract.
Desai, who was the batting coach of the UAE in the recent T20 World Cup Qualifiers, will join the senior men’s team ahead of the limited overs fixtures in India.
He has worked with Afghanistan, Nepal, Canada, Indian regional teams and IPL sides including Rajasthan Royals and Gujarat Lions.
"Let me first thank CWI for this incredible opportunity. I am very excited to join a team with such a rich history in the world cricket arena, one that I myself grew up admiring," Desai said on his appointment as quoted by CWI.
"I am very much looking forward to being part of a journey where I can help to create a winning work environment, learn and embrace a new culture, and build a 'happy dressing room' tradition alongside other excellent leaders. I am eager to join forces with Head Coach Phil Simmons and Director of Cricket Jimmy Adams, and our captains, such that I may contribute in every possible way to the success of our team."
West Indies head coach Phil Simmons said he was looking forward to work with Monty as West Indies aim to get better in all areas.
"I have worked with Monty before and he is an excellent coach. He has proven he has the ability to get players to improve on their talent and also to perform better in matches," Simmons said.
"He has vast knowledge of the game and it is good he is starting here with us in India. I look forward to seeing him work with our batsmen in all formats as we look to get better in all areas."