West Indies in England Cricket Series 2007
West Indies vs England 2nd ODI at Edgbaston
ENG vs WI 2nd ODI : West Indies beat England by 61 runs (Series 1:1)
July 04, 2007West Indies defeated England by 61 runs to square the Natwest One-Day series 1-1 at Edgbaston on Wednesday.
Englands chase hit a downslide once opener Matt Prior had gone for 52 as the West Indies seemed confident when they took field after scoring 278 from their 50 overs. The tourists dominated with the ball on a damp afternoon as they reduced England to 113-4 in the 25th over. The likes of Ian Bell (2) and Kevin Pietersen (9) flopped with the bat in the middle order adding to the pressure.
Daren Powell and Ravi Rampaul bagged two wickets apiece during the first half of the England innigs, leaving Twenty20 hero Owais Shah and skipper Paul Collingwood with the task of attempting an awkward chase. But Collingwood failed with the bat and managed just 1 while the rest of the lower order did not stage a fight, except for Stuart Broad who remained unbeaten on 22.
Rampaul, later finished with figures of 4-41 to leave England high and dry. Fidel Edwards managed 2-43. Wicketkeeper Priors 52 off 73 balls was the standout innings for England but he spooned a simple catch to mid-wicket just when he looked set.
Shah, who had starred in the Twenty20 win at The Oval last week, also made a good contribution scoring 45. Twenty20 player Dimitri Mascarenhas managed only 3 runs.
Earlier, West Indies rode on a brilliant 116 not out by Shivnarine Chanderpaul to post 278-5 after being asked to bat first.
Second ODI, Edgbaston: West Indies 278-5 (50 overs) bt England 217 (46 overs) by 61 runs
West Indies vs England 1st ODI at Lord's
ENG vs WI 1st ODI : England beat West Indies by 79 runs
July 01, 2007England thrashed West Indies by 79 runs in a low-scoring match in the first one-day international of the three-match Natwest series at Lord's on Sunday.
West Indies never look comfortable in their run-chase and were reduced to 13-4 at one time when James Anderson struck twice in two balls and Devon Smith failed to make a second run. Dwayne Bravo hit some bold shots in a 61 stand with Shiv Chanderpaul, but Stuart Broad and Liam Plunkett shared five wickets to restrict the tourists. Chanderpaul remained unbeaten on 53.
Earlier, England were bowled out for 225 in 49.5 overs after being put in by West Indies. Fidel Edwards combined hostility with accurate yorkers to earn his second five-wicket haul, claiming 5-45 either side of a lengthy rain delay. All the England batsmen struggled, even Kevin Pietersen, who hit only one four in his 33, Ian Bell top-scoring with 56 before departing to a farcical run-out.
First ODI, Lord's: England 225 (49.5 ovs) bt West Indies 146 by 79 runs
West Indies vs England 2nd Twenty20 at The Oval
ENG vs WI 2nd T20: England beat West Indies by 5 wickets
Jun 30, 2007An undefeated 55 by Owais Shah guided England to a five-wicket win over West Indies in the second and final Twenty20 international at The Oval on Friday.
The home team were facing their second defeat in as many days when Shah was joined at the wicket by Dmitri Mascarenhas (18 not out) but the pair added 69 in 36 balls to take England to victory with three balls to spare. Captain Paul Collingwood (27) and Matt Prior (22) also chipped in with valuable knocks.
Earlier, West Indies totalled 169 for seven largely thanks to a 37-ball 61 from skipper Chris Gayle. Opening batsman Gayle struck one six and eight fours before he became one of two victims for Collingwood.
Marlon Samuels added a quickfire 42 in 20 balls including three sixes and three fours. The teams play the first in a three-match series of one-day internationals at Lord's on Sunday.
Twenty20 International, The Oval: England 173-5 (19.3 ovs) bt West Indies 169-7 by 5 wkts
West Indies vs England 1st Twenty20 at The Oval
ENG vs WI 1st T20: West Indies beat England by 15 runs
Jun 29, 2007West Indies have beaten England by 15 runs in their opening Twenty20 cricket match at The Oval.
Devon Smith scored 61 from 34 balls and Shivnarine Chanderpaul 41 from 26 to share a second-wicket partnership of 84 and Marlon Samuels struck an exuberant 51 from 26 to take West Indies to a daunting 208 for eight. England's new limited overs captain Paul Collingwood threatened to take his team to an unlikely victory after they had been reduced to 101 for six from 12.2 overs.
Collingwood smashed 80 from 41 balls but the asking rate was too high and England eventually fell 16 runs short of their target with three wickets in hand. The win was a welcome relief for the tourists, who lost the four-test series 3-nil, and a boost for their limited overs captain Chris Gayle.
Twenty20 International, The Oval: West Indies 208-8 beat England 193-7 by 15 runs
West Indies vs England Fourth Test at Riverside
ENG vs WI 4th Test: England won the fourth test by seven wickets (ENG 3:0)
Jun 19, 2007England wrapped up the fourth nPower Test in Durham to win the series 3-0 against West Indies on Tuesday.
The hosts chased down a modest target of 110 in the final session, losing three wickets, to race to a seven-wicket win. Skipper Michael Vaughan remained unbeaten on 48 while Paul Collingwood was on 5 when the winning runs were scored in the 22nd over. Kevin Pietersen, who made 28, added 76 for the third wicket with Vaughan after West Indies had reduced England to 29-2 shortly after tea.
Monty Panesar finished with 5-46 as West Indies were bowled out for 222 in their second innings, leaving England to score only 110 to win.
Fourth Test, Riverside, day five: England 400 & 111-3 beat West Indies 287 & 222 by seven wickets
ENG vs WI 4th Test: Collingwood scores century as England hit back against Windies (ENG 2:0)
Jun 18, 2007Paul Collingwood scored his fifth Test century to turn the fourth and final Test on its head against West Indies.
England, replying to West Indies' 287, were 341 for seven at tea with Collingwood 115 not out on day four at Durham's Chester-le-Street ground. Collingwood's innings helped swing the momentum of the match England's way after they slumped to 133 for five earlier in the day. They now lead by 54 runs.
Playing on his home ground, Collingwood put on a seventh wicket stand of 169 with wicketkeeper Matt Prior (62). When they came together England were still 122 runs behind West Indies. Fast bowler Fidel Edwards (five for 88) finally ended the destructive partnership when he had Prior caught at deep square leg 15 minutes before tea - the only wicket in the session to give him his fifth five-wicket haul in Tests.
After lunch West Indies' bowlers had problems with their control. Daren Powell angled one attempted in-swinger down the leg side for four byes after Corey Collymore had bowled four wides before lunch. Extras have so far tallied 43. England's disciplined bowlers did not concede a single wide in 97.1 overs.
Fourth Test, Riverside, day four (close): West Indies 287 & 83-3 v England 400
ENG vs WI 4th Test: Chanderpaul defies England (ENG 2:0)
Jun 17, 2007Ryan Sidebottom took a wicket with the first ball of the match as England reduced West Indies to 4-132 on the second day of the weather-hit fourth Test at Riverside today.
But Shivnarine Chanderpaul was once again proving a thorn in England's side when bad light halted play for the day with 40.4 overs bowled in three hours. Chanderpaul, who has batted for more than 15 hours this series, was 44 not out with Dwayne Bravo unbeaten on 43. Their stand has worth 77 after they'd come together when West Indies had collapsed to 4-55.
But both batsmen had been given reprieves with Chanderpaul dropped on nine and Bravo surviving a tough chance on 25. England was in charge early on with left-arm paceman Sidebottom striking after rain had washed out Friday's first day and delayed Saturday's start by three hours.
Fourth Test, Riverside, day three (close): England 121-4 v West Indies 287
ENG vs WI 4th Test: Windies allrounder Darren Sammy doubtful for fourth test (ENG 2:0)
Jun 15, 2007West Indies all-rounder Darren Sammy is a doubtful starter for the final Test against England in Durham on Friday.
The 23-year-old picked up a groin strain while batting for his team on the fifth day of the Old Trafford Test as his absence would be a big blow to his team.
Sammy had impressed with figures of 7-66 in the third match of the series as those were the second best figures by a West Indian on debut. "It'll leave a gap after what he has done for us but I'm hopeful he will play," coach David Moore was quoted as saying to BBC. "Even though he only got one wicket in the first innings he was very disciplined with the ball and he is like that every time he takes it.
"In the field he's excellent as well, always moving around and encouraging the guys. "With the bat he got a good ball in the first innings but in the second he really applied himself. "I thought he was going to keep going and just might have had a dream game," Moore added.
West Indies vs England ODI Series 2007
Chris Gayle to captain West Indies in ODI series
Jun 15, 2007Chris Gayle will captain West Indies in three one-day internationals and two Twenty20 matches against England.
The 27-year-old all-rounder takes over from Daren Ganga, who has deputised for the injured Ramnaresh Sarwan in the current Test series. Gayle, who has played 168 one-dayers, was originally nominated as captain by the selectors but was not approved by the West Indies Cricket Board.
The board then met again and decided to approve Gayle as captain after the selectors threatened to resign. Shivnarine Chanderpaul, the most senior player with 217 one-day appearances, will be vice captain. Sarwan was forced out of the tour with a shoulder injury sustained in the second Test at Headingley.
All-rounder Dwayne Smith and opener Lendl Simmons, who both played in the recent World Cup, were recalled to the squad after missing the Test series against England. West Indies play two Twenty20 Internationals at the Oval in London on June 28 and 29. The three one-dayers are at Lord's on July 1, Edgbaston on July 4 and Trent Bridge on July 7. West Indies ODI team: Chris Gayle (Captain), Shivnarine Chanderpaul (vice-captain), Dwayne Bravo, Fidel Edwards, Runako Morton, Daren Powell, Denesh Ramdin, Ravi Rampaul, Austin Richards Jr., Darren Sammy, Marlon Samuels, Lendl Simmons, Devon Smith, Dwayne Smith.
West Indies vs England Third Test at Old Trafford
ENG vs WI 3rd Test: England Wrap Up Series (ENG 2:0)
Jun 11, 2007England retained the Wisden Trophy as they defeated West Indies by 60 runs shortly after lunch on the final day of the third Test at Old Trafford on Monday.
It required almost half an hour for England to mop up the Windies tail as two wickets in one over from Steve Harmison after lunch paved the way for the hosts to clinch the series 2-0 with only one more Test left to be played.
Harmison picked 4 for 95 while left arm spinner Monty Panesar grabbed a six-wicket haul off 51.5 overs to take his match figures to 10, to inflict a defeat on the West Indies. Left hander Shivnarine Chanderpaul, who showed tremendous grit and determination with a fighting hundred remained unbeaten on 116 at the other end as West Indies were bowled out for 394 in their second innings.
For England skipper Michael Vaughan the Old Trafford Test brought double joy as he not only went on clinch the series 2-0 but also emerged his countrys most successful skipper with 21 Test wins. He beat Peter May, who was the previous record holder for most Test wins by an England captain.
Third Test, Old Trafford, day five: England 370 & 313 beat West Indies 229 & 394 by 60 runs
ENG vs WI 3rd Test: West Indies fightback against England (ENG 1:0)
Jun 10, 2007Shivnarine Chanderpaul led a determined fightback as West Indies stand an outside chance to win the third Test against England on the final day at Old Trafford.
Chanderpaul hit an unbeaten 81 in a total of 301-5, with 154 more runs needed on Monday to pull off what would be a record chase in Test cricket. Chanderpaul was well supported by Runako Morton (54) and Dwayne Bravo (49).
For England, Monty Panesar took three of the four wickets to fall on a frustrating day for the home team. Chanderpaul batted for four and a half hours with immense concentration - a quality he has shown on many occasions in his long career.
England's fans had expected a totally different day, with Panesar expected to be a major threat on a wearing pitch. But though he bowled well, Chanderpaul - despite being vulnerable as a left-hander with rough areas outside his off-stump - dealt with him admirably. Chanderpaul produced a typically gritty innings on Sunday.
The final day's play on Monday would now be quite interesting with West Indies being ready to pull off an upset win over England.
Third Test, Old Trafford, day four (close): England 370 & 313 v West Indies 229 & 301-5
ENG vs WI 3rd Test: England in sight of a series win over West Indies (ENG 1:0)
Jun 09, 2007West Indies reached stumps on day three at Old Trafford on 22-1, needing an unlikely 455 to win the third Test. The day was dominated by Alastair Cook's sixth Test century and a remarkable 7-66 from Darren Sammy.
Sammy took out the middle order with three wickets in five balls and wrapped up the tail with three more in seven. England were bowled out for 313, Cook making 106, and Steve Harmison had time to remove Windies captain Daren Ganga in his first over for a duck.
Sammy's figures were the best in a Test innings by a West Indian debutant since Alf Valentine took eight on the same ground in 1950.
Third Test, Old Trafford, day three (close): England 370 & 313 v West Indies 229 & 22-1
ENG vs WI 3rd Test: England in commanding position at the end of day 2 (ENG 1:0)
Jun 08, 2007Monty Panesar and Ryan Sidebottom put England in charge of the third Test against West Indies as England took an over all lead of 175 runs with still 9 wickets in hand at the end of day 2.
Steve Harmison and Liam Plunkett produced an erratic display after Ian Bell hit 97 in England's 370 all out. But Panesar took 4-50 and Sidebottom 3-48 as the Windies collapsed from 216-4 to 229 in the space of 44 balls. But England, who had a lead of 141, lost Andrew Strauss lbw second ball to Fidel Edwards in their second innings and were 34-1 at close of play.
Third Test, Old Trafford, day two (close): England 370 & 34-1 vs West Indies 229
ENG vs WI 3rd Test: Ian Bell help England reach 296 for 7 on day 1 (ENG 1:0)
Jun 07, 2007Ian Bell closed in on a battling seventh test hundred as England reached 296 for seven on the first day of the third test against West Indies at Old Trafford on Thursday.
West Indies hit back hard after lunch when Corey Collymore bowled Michael Vaughan with a ball that nipped back off the seam to make it 117 for two and that became 132 for four when Kevin Pietersen and Cook fell without a run being added. Kevin Pietersen, after scoring 109 and 226 in the first two tests, was caught on the square leg boundary by Dwayne Bravo while hooking medium-pacer Collymore.
Alastair Cook then failed to keep a square cut down and was well caught in the gully by Bravo off debutant seamer Darren Sammy, who claimed the first wicket by a player from St. Lucia. England slumped to 166 for five when Paul Collingwood was lbw to Jerome Taylor, who had also removed Strauss in the same fashion.
West Indies prospered from a continued patient approach of accurate bowling, exemplified by Collymore's miserly second spell of two for nine from six overs. The wicket of Matt Prior, caught hooking for 40, in the final hour evened the contest. Recalled fast bowler Fidel Edwards went without reward for much of the day but bowled Liam Plunkett with the new ball in his penultimate over for a deserved wicket.
England played the same team that won the second test by an innings and 283 runs, while West Indies made three changes. Sammy, Edwards and Shivnarine Chanderpaul replaced Sylvester Joseph, Daren Powell and injured skipper Ramnaresh Sarwan.
Third Test, Old Trafford, day one (close): England 296-7 vs West Indies
West Indies vs England Second Test at Leeds
ENG vs WI 2nd Test: England wins second test against West Indies by record innings and 283 runs
May 29, 2007Ryan Sidebottom took eight wickets in his first test in six years for England to beat the West Indies by a record innings and 283 runs on Monday.
The West Indies finished on 1419 on a rainaffected fourth day with captain Ramnaresh Sarwan not batting after injuring his shoulder Friday. England leads the fourtest series 10. Having last played for England in 2001 at Lords against Pakistan, Sidebottom concentrated on county cricket with Yorkshire, then Nottinghamshire. He did not take a wicket for England in 2001, but finished with eight for 86 for the match on Monday.
Kevin Pietersen hit a test high 226 as England declared at 570 for seven on Saturday. The West Indies then made 146 and was forced to follow on. No play was possible Sunday because of rain. It was the largest test defeat ever for the West Indies, whose previous worst was an innings and 237 run loss to England at The Oval in 1957.
Second Test, Headingley, day four: England 570-7 dec bt West Indies 146 & 141 by an inns & 283 runs
ENG vs WI 2nd Test: Rain halts England's bid to victory over West Indies
May 27, 2007Rain washed out play in the second test Sunday to deny England a win against the West Indies inside three days at Headingley.
The West Indies enters into Monday's fourth day still needing 402 runs to avoid an innings defeat. England declared at 570 for seven and then bowled the West Indies out for 146 on Saturday, before taking two more wickets for 22 runs.
The two teams drew the first of four tests at Lord's. England is in a commanding position at Headingley due to Kevin Pietersen's career high 226 and a century by captain Michael Vaughan on his return to test cricket after an 18-month absence.
Left-arm swing bowler Ryan Sidebottom has starred with ball in just his second test, taking 4-42 in West Indies' first innings and then removing both opening batsmen after Vaughan enforced the follow-on. Sidebottom made a disappointing debut six years ago when he didn't take a wicket.
Second Test, Headingley, day three (no play, rain): England 570-7 declared v West Indies 146 & 22-2
ENG vs WI 2nd Test: Flintoff will miss second test
May 25, 2007England allrounder Andrew Flintoff has been ruled out of the second test match against West Indies due to an ankle injury.
"Andrew's ankle did not demonstrate sufficient improvement after his first bowling session today," a statement from the England and Wales Cricket Board said Wednesday.
The second match in the four-test series starts Friday at Headingley in Leeds. Flintoff has had two operations on his left ankle in the past three years. He was out for most of England's summer last year with an ankle injury, returning as captain for the limited-overs ICC Champions Trophy and the ensuing 5-0 Ashes test series defeat in Australia. England and West Indies drew the first test at Lord's. England team (from): Andrew Strauss, Alastair Cook, Michael Vaughan (Captain), Kevin Pietersen, Paul Collingwood, Ian Bell, Matt Prior (Wicket Keeper), Liam Plunkett, Steve Harmison, Monty Panesar, James Anderson or Ryan Sidebottom.
West Indies team (from): Chris Gayle, Daren Ganga, Devon Smith, Ramnaresh Sarwan (Captain), Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Runako Morton, Dwayne Bravo, Denesh Ramdin, Daren Powell, Corey Collymore, Jerome Taylor or Fidel Edwards.
West Indies vs England first Test at Lords
ENG vs WI 1st Test: Lords test ends in a boring draw
May 22, 2007The opening Test match involving England and West Indies at Lords ended in a draw as rain on the final day hardly allowed any meaningful play to happen.
When showers last interrupted the proceedings at tea time, West Indies were 89 for no loss as rain and bad light restricted the teams to only 20 overs of action after England had set 401 for victory. In the pre-lunch session only eight overs were possible before rain kept the players indoors for over three hours.
When play resumed in the afternoon Chris Gayle (47)and Daren Ganga (31) took the score to to 89 until the light deteriorated and the umpires called off play. Both teams will now have to wait for Friday when the second Test begins at Leeds.
First NPower Test, Lord's: England 284-8 dec & 553-5 dec drew with West Indies 89-0 & 437
ENG vs WI 1st Test: England set Windies a target of 401 to win
May 21, 2007England set West Indies a victory target of 401 after declaring their second innings on 284-8 in the dying stages of the fourth day at Lords on Sunday.
Englands second innings charge was led by dashing middle order batsman Kevin Pietersen, who stroked a masterly hundred. It was Pietersens seventh Test century as England stretched on till the very end of the fourth day before declaring their innings on 284/8 with the overall lead touching the 400-mark a psychological figure for England to feel secure.
Pietersen who was the star of the English innings was put down by Denesh Ramdin on 94 as he stepped up the pace after a slow start with England in charge on 248-5, 364 ahead. Pietersen added 102 in 94 balls with Paul Collingwood (34) after Alastair Cook, the first innings centurion, had laid the foundations with a gritty 65.
Earlier, England spinner Monty Panesar bagged a Test-best 6-129 but Daren Powell, who made 36 not out scored his best score to help the Windies reach to 437, 116 short of the English total.
Meanwhile,at close of play West Indies reached seven for no loss. Openers Chris Gayle and Daren Ganga survived a few testing moments.
First NPower Test, Lord's: England 284-8 dec & 553-5 dec v West Indies 7-0 & 437 (stumps, day four)
ENG vs WI 1st Test: West Indies reach 363 for 7 at stumps on day three
May 20, 2007Spinner Monty Panesar took four wickets for England but West Indies fought back bravely on day three of the first Test. At the of the day, West Indies finished at 363 for 7. Panesar bowled Devon Smith and trapped Ramnaresh Sarwan (35), Daren Ganga (49) and Runako Morton lbw as they slumped to 187-5 replying to 553-5 at Lord's. But Dwayne Bravo (56), Shiv Chanderpaul (63no) and Denesh Ramdin (60) feasted on bad bowling as they closed on 363-7.
First NPower Test, Lord's: England 553-5 dec v West Indies 363-7 (stumps, day three)
ENG vs WI 1st Test: Four centurions put England in supreme command at Lords
May 19, 2007Matt Prior became the first England wicket-keeper batsman to score a century on Test debut as England made West Indies toil on the second day at Lord's on Friday.
Ian Bell and Paul Collingwood also made sparkling tons after Alastair Cook's effort of reaching the three figure mark on Thursday. It was the first time since 1938 that four Englishmen had reached three figures in one innings of a Test.
Eventually, England reached 553-5 when, having turned down the offer of bad light, Bell and Prior had to walk off when the umpires ruled against them. Prior's innings was a superbly confident display and vindicated his debatable selection for the side. Many had felt he was elevated above other candidates having been a disciple of new coach Peter Moores when Moores had been at Sussex.
Although he came in with England in a strong position at 363-5, it was his clean hitting all the way through his innings that caught the eye. Bell was on 56 when Prior came to the wicket, but the debutant was the first of the two to reach three figures in a stand of 190.
First NPower Test, Lord's: England 553-5 v West Indies (stumps, day two)
ENG vs WI 1st Test: England reach 200 for 3 on first day of Lords test
May 18, 2007Despite batting in overcast conditions on a grassy pitch, England, sent in to bat by West Indies, reached 200 - 3 when bad light stopped play on the opening day of the first test at Lords, as the opener Alistair Cook struck 100.
This is the 22-year-old's fifth test hundred and he is unbeaten on 102 with Paul Collingwood on 21. After rain delayed the start of play by half an hour, skipper Andrew Strauss, 33, and Owais Shah both fell to Daren Powell, 2 52. Kevin Pieterson struck 26 and Cook later told reporters that he benefited from missing out on the World Cup.
First NPower Test, Lord's: England 200-3 v West Indies (stumps, day one)
ENG vs WI 1st Test: Strauss not worried by Vaughan role
May 17, 2007England stand-in captain Andrew Strauss has said he wont feel overshadowed by the presence of Michael Vaughan during the first Test against the West Indies at Lords, starting Thursday.
Strauss, who led England during their last home season when knee and then hamstring injuries sidelined Vaughan, will captain the team again after Vaughan was ruled out of the first match of a four-Test series following a broken finger sustained while batting for Yorkshire against Hampshires Australia quick Stuart Clark. But Vaughan, who has said he felt his knowledge had been underused during Englands 5-0 Ashes thrashing in Australia, when Andrew Flintoff was the captain, will be at Lords this week. The batsman has insisted he has no ulterior motive than to assist Strauss, who led England to a 3-0 Test series win against Pakistan, in what will be the first match England have played under new coach Peter Moores. Its not as if Im not experienced enough, Strauss told reporters here Wednesday. Ive done it in these circumstances before. Prior to the first Test, I didnt think it was going to be an option. We all thought Vaughany would be fit. But its important for me to set the right example from the off. England team (from): Andrew Strauss (Captain), Alastair Cook, Ian Bell, Kevin Pietersen, Paul Collingwood, Andrew Flintoff, Owais Shah, Matt Prior (Wicket Keeper), Matthew Hoggard, Stephen Harmison, Liam Plunkett, Monty Panesar.
West Indies team (from): Chris Gayle, Daren Ganga, Devon Smith, Ramnaresh Sarwan (Captain), Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Runako Morton, Dwayne Bravo, Denesh Ramdin (Wicket Keeper), Daren Powell, Jerome Taylor, Darren Sammy, Corey Collymore, Fidel Edwards, Sylvester Joseph, Ravi Rampaul
West Indies in England Cricket Series 2007
West Indies announces management team for England tour
May 08, 2007The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has announced the full management team for the forthcoming tour of the United Kingdom.
Englishman Richard Smith has been appointed the Windies strength and conditioning coach for this months tour of England. Smith, a former physiologist with Englands National Cricket Centre, fills the post left vacant by Australian Bryce Cavanagh who resigned last December during West Indies tour of Pakistan.
Tony Howard, the WICBs acting chief operating officer, said Smith was a temporary appointment and the board would deal with finding a long term replacement at a later date. He said there had been several responses to the vacancy for the position which the WICB was considering.
The WICB has also hired Ireland-born David Scott on a six-week contract to perform the role of performance enhancement consultant. He has worked with the team in recent years. The duo will join a management team that is headed by head coach David Moore who has taken over following the resignation of Australian counterpart Bennett King.
Former West Indies wicketkeeper Mike Findlay will assume management duties for the team while Barbadian Henderson Springer will serve as assistant coach. Stephen Partridge is the physiotherapist. West Indies leave for England today and will play four Tests and three One-Day Internationals. Management Team: Michael Findlay (manager); David Moore (coach); Henderson Springer (assistant coach); Imran Khan (media officer); Stephen Partridge (physiotherapist); Richard Smith (strength and conditioning Coach); David Scott (Performance Enhancement consultant on six-week contract).
West Indies in England Cricket Series 2007
- 17-21 May 2007, 1st Test, West Indies vs England at Lord's
- 25-29 May 2007, 2nd Test, West Indies vs England at Leeds
- 7-11 June 2007, 3rd Test, West Indies vs England at Manchester
- 15-19 June 2007, 4th Test, West Indies vs England at Chester-le-Street
- 28 June 2007, 1st Twenty20, West Indies vs England at Kennington Oval
- 29 June 2007, 2nd Twenty20, West Indies vs England at Kennington Oval
- 1 July 2007,1st ODI, West Indies vs England at Lord's
- 4 July 2007, 2nd ODI, West Indies vs England at Birmingham
- 7 July 2007, 3rd ODI, West Indies vs England at Nottingham