Ambrose replaced as Windies bowling coach


Former Barbados fast bowler Roderick Estwick has been named as the new West Indies bowling coach, replacing Curtly Ambrose who held the position for the last three years.

Estwick will start in his new role towards the end of May with his first assignment being the triangular ODI series at home against world champions Australia and South Africa.

The 54-year-old Estwick, who took 141 wickets in 37 first-class matches, previously coached the West Indies Under-19 and Barbados Under-19 teams while he also served as bowling coach of the Barbados senior side.

Ambrose, who is a West Indies bowling legend, was the side's bowling consultant up until their successful World T20 campaign in India last month.

The West Indies Cricket Board gave no reason for Ambrose's departure in a short press release.