Andre Coley named interim West Indies coach for Zimbabwe and South Africa tours

West Indies have named former Jamaica wicketkeeper Andre Coley as their interim head coach for the upcoming tours of South Africa and Zimbabwe.

Phil Simmons decided to leave his role following a disappointing performance at the recent T20 World Cup and the board have turned to a familiar face to stand in for tours across January, February and March.

Coley has previously worked as an assistant for both the men's and women's teams and also led the under-19s.

Director of cricket Jimmy Adams said: "We welcome Andre back to the West Indies dressing room and with his wealth of knowledge of the game, player-management skills, dedication and hard work, as well as attention to detail, we know he is well equipped.

"He will approach this new role with the same vigour and zeal which have characterised his time in the CWI coaching system and has earned the respect of players and everyone who he has interacted with."

Coley added: "West Indies cricket holds a special place in my heart. I look forward to the tours ahead and the opportunity to make a tangible and meaningful contribution to the growth of West Indies cricket."

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