Reifer gets WI U19 job
Jamaica Tallawahs coach Floyd Reifer has been appointed as the head coach of the West Indies Under-19 team. The Bajan will prepare the youth side for the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup to be played in the Caribbean in early 2022.
Reifer, who led the Tallawahs to a semi-final place at last year's Caribbean Premier League, brings loads of experience to the youth set-up, having coached the West Indies Emerging Players to the Super50 Cup last year, as well as leading the Combined Campuses and Colleges to the 2018 title.
The former head coach of the West Indies senior team says he is delighted to be given the chance to lead the young West Indies team.
"It is great to be coaching the young players of the West Indies and trying to guide them as we prepare for the World Cup at home. I am excited to have already begun the work and I'm sure the young men are also very enthusiastic. In speaking to many of the possible team members, they are all eager to start the programme. They have not been playing much cricket due to the COVID-19 situation, so it is great that CWI has started to put the preparation in place for our team a year out from hosting the World Cup," he said.