Former West Indies captain Clive Lloyd has been named the new convenor of the selection panel, which includes former fast bowlers Eldine Baptiste and Courtney Walsh as new appointees in place of Clyde Butts and Robert Haynes.
Former wicketkeeper Courtney Browne was retained on the panel, while West Indies coach Ottis Gibson also has a spot on the committee, as does the respective captain as a non-voting member. Lloyd’s contract is for a two-year term.
The changes were approved at a WICB directors’ meeting on July 12 in Antigua. “We welcome the introduction of Clive Lloyd – one of the true legends of West Indies cricket -to the selection panel for the first time,” said WICB’s director of cricket Richard Pybus. “We are also glad that an iconic fast bowler like Courtney Walsh, and highly-experienced, former international player and coach like Eldine Baptiste have accepted to perform this important function.
“Courtney Browne is retained on the panel as both selector and regional talent manager, with a specialist focus on youth and women’s cricket.”
The new panel will convene for the first time during the course of the week, with their first main task being the selection of the West Indies Test team for the home series against Bangladesh in September. (cricinfo)