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Pybus named interim West Indies coach

5th January 2019, 17:33 by Aidan Perkins

Former West Indies captain Darren Sammy has slammed the decision to name Richard Pybus as the country's interim head coach.

The Windies have named Pybus as interim boss for the upcoming Test, one-day and T20 series' against England and the 2019 World Cup that follows later this year.

The former Pakistan and Bangladesh coach succeeds Nic Pothas, who was the previous interim head coach after Stuart Law left his role as head coach in November.

Pybus was Windies' director of cricket from 2013 to 2016, when Sammy was skipper, and the former fast bowler is not happy with the appointment.

"Please tell me that's fake news, somebody please," Sammy posted on Twitter.

"After the mess in 2014 he can't be back, I refuse to believe that's true."

England face West Indies in three Tests, starting on January 23 in Barbados before five one-day internationals and three T20 internationals.

On his return to West Indies, Pybus said: "We've got a great home series against England coming up. England are a high-quality side who will be an excellent test of the team in our home conditions."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Aidan Perkins is a senior journalist that specialises in football stories. Aidan, a Liverpool fan, also has a broad knowledge of several other sports.

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