Courtney Walsh fired as head coach of West Indies women’s cricket team

Following the Caribbean team’s recent failure to advance to the final stages of the T20 World Cup in South Africa, legendary West Indian speed bowler Courtney Walsh has been fired as the women’s cricket team’s head coach.

After an abject performance in the Women’s T20 World Cup, Walsh and his support staff had their contracts not renewed, and Cricket West Indies (CWI) announced that it will soon begin the process of hiring a replacement.

Despite victories over Ireland and Pakistan, the West Indies finished third in their group after being defeated by England and India in their first two games.

Walsh led the team to victories over Pakistan in both the home and away series beginning in October 2020. He also helped the team qualify for the 2022 ICC Women’s 50-over Cricket World Cup semifinals, where they fell to eventual champions Australia.

Following a review, CWI opted not to renew the contracts of technical assistant coaches Corey Collymore and Robert Samuels in addition to ICC Hall of Famer Walsh.

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