Richard Pybus named Windies interim head coach ahead of England series
England take on West Indies in three Tests starting on January 23 in Barbados, live on Sky Sports
By Press Association
Last Updated: 05/01/19 5:40am
Windies have appointed Richard Pybus as their interim head coach ahead of the series at home to England.
Former Bangladesh and Pakistan coach Pybus, currently the Windies' high performance director, will take charge of the side while a replacement for Stuart Law, who resigned last September and joined Middlesex, is found.
A Cricket West Indies statement read: "The CWI board of directors have already approved a succession planning programme for regional coaches and will simultaneously be conducting a regional search in order to appoint a long-term head coach for the Windies men's team from September 2019 onwards."
Pybus' first assignment will be against England in three Tests, five ODIs and three Twenty20 internationals, before he oversees a triangular series in Ireland, the 2019 World Cup and then the visit of India.
He said: "I am really looking forward to working with Jason (Holder) and the Test and ODI teams, as well as Carlos (Brathwaite) and the T20I team, as we continue to build Windies cricket.
"We've got a great home series against England coming up. England are a high-quality side who will be an excellent test of the team in our home conditions."
Pybus was Windies director of cricket from 2013 to 2016 and returned as high performance director from last February.
Watch every ball of England's Test and ODI series against Windies, starting with the first Test on Wednesday, January 23.