West Indies Assistant And Bowling Coach Roddy Estwick Named As Barbados Royals Lead Assistant Coach

Barbados Royals of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) announced on Friday that West Indies assistant and bowling coach Roddy Estwick has been selected as the team’s primary assistant coach ahead of the league’s next season, which runs from August 30 to September 30.

The squad from Barbados had previously announced Trevor Penney as the manager. In addition to Estwick’s hiring, Andrew Richardson, a former Jamaican pacer, will stay on with the squad in a dual capacity as team manager and assistant coach.

Roddy Estwick (Image Credits: Twitter)

Partnership Of Rajasthan Royals And Barbados Royals

With Sid Lahiri, the Royals’ Head of Academy Coaching, serving as Assistant Coach for the CPL 2022 season, Barbados Royals will gain from its partner team Rajasthan Royals’ second-place result in the IPL 2022 season.

Panish Shetty, a team analyst who has previously worked with the Rajasthan Royals as part of their analytics setup, and AT Rajamani, a strength and conditioning coach who will also work with the Barbados Royals, will join him.

Kumar Sangakkara, Barbados royals, Rajasthan royals
Kumar Sangakkara (Image Credit: Twitter)

The Barbados-based club has also hired Sharon Coppin as the team’s massage therapist and Neil Barry as a physiotherapist. Giles Lindsay, the Royals’ head of analytics and technology, will also be available to the team for advice.

Throughout the season, the primary coaches will be assisted by the Royals’ director of cricket, Kumar Sangakkara, and their director of strategy, growth, and performance, Zubin Bharucha.

Kumar Sangakkara Delighted To Have Skillful Set Of Coaches For Upcoming CPL Season

“We are delighted to have secured a very knowledgeable and skilled set of coaches for the upcoming season of the CPL.

At the Royals, our aim is to create an overarching coaching structure which can extend to the CPL, with the likes of Trevor, Sid, Giles, Panish and Rajamani, who have gained immense experience and had excelled as a unit in the IPL earlier this year.

Roddy Estwick (Image Credits: Twitter)
Roddy Estwick (Image Credits: Twitter)

“These coaches, combined with the talent, local grasp and familiarization of the ecosystem possessed by Roddy, Andrew, Neil and Sharon, along with their long-standing association with the CPL and Barbados, will form the core coaching staff for the 2022 season.

We’re excited to have them all on board and look forward to achieving our goals this year,” said Sangakkara in an official statement.

On September 1 at Warner Park Stadium in Basseterre, St. Kitts and Nevis, the Barbados Royals, led by South African David Miller, will open the CPL 2022 season against the St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots.

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