Sports Commentator, Joseph ‘Reds’ Perreira has welcomed the appointment of James ‘Jimmy’ Adams as the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) new Director of Cricket.
The former head coach of the Kent County Cricket Club (2012 – 2016) officially took over the position on Tuesday.
He has a three-year contract.
‘Reds’ described the former West Indies middle order batsman as a ‘fine person.’
He told the Times that Adams is an excellent Caribbean ambassador who handles matters in a very ‘cool’ manner.
“He is never one to lose his cool easily and has a lot of experience having played at the highest level and managed the West Indies under nineteen team,” Perreira said.
He noted that Adams has a background of being a strong supporter of the West Indies Players’ Association.
“I think he will come into the job maybe clearly understanding what is the policy of the board on certain matters and he will no doubt try and work within the framework of the policy of the board, but he will expect that his work will be independent of any direction of the board,” Perreira told the Times.
He also expected Adams to work closely with the selection committee.
Adams will oversee and manage all cricket matters to include development of all teams, all coaching and cricket education and other technical programmes.
He will have the support of an operations department.