Stuart Law has resigned as West Indies coach, with the former Australia international to leave the job in December to take up an offer with English county side Middlesex.
Law has been in charge of the Windies for just less than two years and is credited for the improvement the Caribbean side has made in Test cricket.
The Windies have also qualified for the 2019 under Law’s tenure but the former Australia batsman has signed a four-year deal and will begin duties with Middlesex in January following West Indies’ tours of India and Bangladesh.
Law said in a press release: “I have had to make the difficult decision to leave my role of head coach with CWI.
“It has been very enjoyable, and I believe we have made tremendous strides forward as a team during the past two years.
“I will be taking a role with Middlesex which will keep me close to my family, whilst continuing within the cricket family. I wish the players and staff of CWI every success in the future.”
CWI chief executive Johnny Grave said: “I am disappointed that Stuart is leaving as I believe that we have made real progress under his leadership.
“I know it was a difficult decision for him and that ultimately the opportunity to work in England, where his family is now based, was a major factor in his decision. We will start the process to appoint a new head coach immediately.”
Law’s departure means West Indies will have a new coach in charge when England visit the Caribbean in January.
A total of 55 players have been invited to work under ECB guidance in the coming weeks.
The swing bowler completed the landmark at Headingley.
But the ICC has rejected claims the tournament will be postponed, insisting a number of contingency plans are being considered.
He will not return from his family home in Tasmania even if the delayed season gets under way later this summer.
No domestic cricket can take place until at least August.
An expanded training group of up to 45 is due to be named on Friday.
The governing body still aims to stage a shortened domestic season.
Professional cricket is on hold until at least July 1.