Guyana Amazon Warriors have announced their new Head Coach ahead of the upcoming Women’s Caribbean Premier League. This announcement shocked several fans worldwide, as it is something that was not expected.
West Indies legend, Courtney Walsh, yes you read it right, Courtney Walsh has been named as the head coach for the Guyana side.
The franchise confirmed the announcement with a statement, which read, “The Guyana Amazon Warriors franchise is delighted to announce the appointment of cricketing legend Courtney Walsh as the Head Coach of the Women’s team for the upcoming Massy Women’s Caribbean Premier League (WCPL) 2023 season. This exciting development marks a new chapter for the team as they gear up to conquer the competition under the expert guidance of one of the sport’s most esteemed figures.”
West Indies’ leading test wicket-taker has experience coaching women’s teams as he previously coached West Indies as well as Oval Invincibles in the Hundred.
He said, “I am truly honoured to take on the role of Head Coach for the Guyana Amazon Warriors Women’s team. I am excited to work with this talented group of players and contribute to their growth and success. It’s a privilege to be a part of the WCPL once again, and I am confident that together, we can achieve great things.”
A 3-team tournament, Guyana Amazon Warriors will first face Barbados Royals in the opener on 31st August at 3 PM local time. Each team will face the remaining teams twice in the season.
Walsh will work with stars like Stefanie Taylor, Suzie Bates, Sophie Devine, and Shabnim Ismail. He will also have youngsters like Cherry-Ann Fraser, Shreyanka Patil, Ashmini Munisar, and many more at his disposal.
Walsh has already proved how he can develop and mentor players under his guidance, given that, this is going to be a huge appointment for Guyana, as they will hope to play the finals this year, something they failed to do so in the inaugural season last year.
Guyana Amazon Warriors management said, “We are excited to have Walsh joining the Warriors family. He brings a wealth of experience and professionalism and a passion that is in line with the core values and principles we as a franchise are adamant about.”
Warriors will face Barbados Royals on 31st August and 3rd September in Barbados, they will later face Trinbago Knight Riders on 5th and 9th September in Trinidad and Tobago. The top 2 teams will advance to the final which will be played on 10th September in Trinidad and Tobago.
(Quotes from Guyana Amazon Warriors)