Logie appointed Windies senior team coach
GUS LOGIE CONFIRMED AS NEW WINDIES COACH
July 17, 2003
ST. JOHN’S, Antigua (WICB): Former West Indies batsman Augustine “Gus” Logie has been appointed as West Indies’ new senior team coach.
Logie, who was interim coach of the side during the Cable & Wireless 2003 home series against Australia and Sri Lanka, has agreed a two-year contract.
He replaces Roger Harper, the former Guyana captain and West Indies off-spin all-rounder, who is now head coach of the Shell Cricket Academy of the St. George’s University in Grenada.
The decision to appoint Logie was approved at the WICB’s directors’ meeting last Saturday and Sunday in Roseau, Dominica.
“I am excited about being appointed coach of the senior West Indies team; it’s another opportunity to serve West Indies cricket at another level,” remarked the 42-year-old Logie.
Logie is eagerly looking forward to getting back to work with the players after the promising home series in which the side distinguished itself with the highest winning total in Test history against world champions Australia and a 1-0 Test series victory over Sri Lanka.
“We started something with this team in Guyana against the Australians which has worked for us and we will be looking to continue in this vein,” he said.
“We want to show the players that commitment and personal responsibility, along with the right attitude, discipline and hard work are the only ways that they can improve as individuals, as a team and in world cricket.”
Logie played 52 Tests for West Indies between 1983 and 1991, scoring 2470 runs at an average of 35.79. He also played 158 limited-overs internationals for the regional side between 1982 and 1993, gathering 2,809 runs at an average of 28.95.
The board of directors has also given approval for the hiring of an assistant coach and a physiotherapist to join the management team of the side.