Trevor Penney named new assistant coach for WI in limited-over cricket:
Trevor Penney is West Indies’ new assistant coach for their limited-overs squad for the next two years. Penney specializes in fielding and he will be starting his work as the new assistant coach from January 2, 2020.
The 51-year-old has worked with several international teams including Sri Lanka and India. He has also worked with Queensland in Australian domestic cricket and has been part of several teams in the Indian Premier League (IPL). He was also part of Barbados Tridents as they won the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) 2019.
West Indies are to play against Ireland in a 3-match ODI and T20I series, starting from January 7.
Phil Simmons, England’s head coach, said about Trevor’s appointment: “Trevor is an excellent coach and has demonstrated this everywhere he has worked. He has huge experience with Sri Lanka and India at the highest international level and in most T20 leagues around the world including the CPL. He brings enormous energy and is very well respected by all the players.”
Trevor Penney on his appointment as West Indies assistant coach:
Penney said about his appointment: “I’m thrilled and excited to be given this opportunity to work with this brilliant bunch of cricketers and staff led by Kieron Pollard and Phil Simmons. I’ve been lucky enough over the last few years to work with several members of the squad and the Caribbean is like ‘home away from home’ for me being involved in the CPL.”
“We have two big T20 World Cups coming up (in Australia 2020 and India 2021) and it’s my aim to try and improve everybody and be as good as we can and hopefully win those two major ICC events for the great people of the West Indies,” Trevor said.