Windies appoint Garner as team manager


The West Indies have appointed former paceman Joel Garner as the team's manager, they announced on Friday, and he takes up a role he did temporarily five years ago.

Garner, a premier fast bowler in his day, will be part of the team's Test series preparations ahead of facing India, and will be in the job for the next three years.

The 63-year-old said of his new job: "I always answer the call in West Indies cricket. 

"It is always an honour to serve in any capacity in West Indies cricket and I'm pleased to be back with the team as manager to share my knowledge and experience to the team and be an ambassador for West Indies cricket and the region."

His first assignment will be to get the Test side ready for the first match against India on 21 July, in North Sound.