Former Canadian cricket all-rounder Errol Barrow will coach the national junior team in the Americas Under-17 tournament in Bermuda August 18-24.
Born in Barbados, the ex-Lodge student was a member of the formidable 1986 Barbados Cricket Association’s first division team that included Sherwin Campbell, Roland Holder and Vasbert Drakes, who all went on to play for the West Indies and wicketkeeper/batsman Livy Puckerin, who represented Barbados.
He skipped the opportunity to play for Barbados in the 1987 Caribbean youth tournament in Jamaica, choosing instead to come to Canada that year to join his mother and further his education.
Barrow recently returned from Guyana, where he was an assistant coach with the International Cricket Council (ICC) Americas team that competed in the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) Under-19 limited-overs tournament.
Led by Pakistani-born all-rounder Abraash Khan, the national junior team comprises Akash Gill, Arslan Khan, Harman Sidhu, Harsh Thaker, Kurt Ramdath, Prushoth Wijayaraj, Ravish Kamath, Thursaanth Anantharajah, Miraj Patel, Rommel Shahzad, Suliman Khan, Abdul Haseeb and Sarbjot Singh Sivia.
Cricket British Columbia junior co-ordinator, Anil Khanna, is the manager.
Canada will compete against the United States and host country Bermuda in the tournament that will prepare the teams for the 2015 ICC Americas World Cup qualifier.
Meanwhile, Gus Logie has landed a full-time coaching job eight months after being fired by Cricket Canada. He will coach the Trinidad & Tobago team.
“Like everything else, I am pleased with the opportunity to be involved in Trinidad & Tobago cricket and the opportunity to work with so many talented young players and to hopefully see their progress to the West Indies team,” said Logie, who was sacked last December after Canada failed to qualify for the ICC Twenty/20 World Cup earlier this year. “It feels good to be on home soil and it’s where I started, I must admit. I was involved at the youth level and with the first academy intake. It’s like I have come full circle.”
Logie, 53, coached the national team at the 2003 World Cup and Bermuda four years later at the world’s premier One-Day International competition.
Clive Lloyd has replaced Clyde Butts as chairman of the WICB selection panel that includes former Antigua and West Indies medium pacer, Eldine Baptiste and Jamaican, Courtney Walsh, who took 519 wickets at an average of 24.44 in 132 Tests. Baptiste and Walsh have replaced Butts, who represented the West Indies in seven Tests as an off-spinner, and former Jamaica coach and leg-spinner Robert Haynes, who played One-Day Internationals for the Caribbean side.
Ex-Barbadian wicketkeeper Courtney Browne has retained his place on the panel which has West Indies coach Otis Gibson and the respective captain as non-voting members.
Lloyd’s contract is for two years.