Windies head coach Richard Pybus sacked

Floyd Reifer will be the interim head coach, and Robert Haynes will replace Courtney Browne as the interim head of selectors.

Richard Pybus had been appointed as the interim head coach in place of Stuart Law. Photo: Getty Images

Windies head coach Richard Pybus has been sacked amid a flurry of changes announced by Cricket West Indies with seven weeks to go for the Cricket World Cup 2019.

Floyd Reifer will be the interim head coach, and Robert Haynes will replace Courtney Browne as the interim head of selectors. The entire selection panel has also been changed.

“We are confident that in Mr Haynes we have found an interim chairman who shares the philosophy of inclusiveness and shares our selection policy,” CWI president Ricky Skerritt said. Commenting on Reifer, he said, “[Reifer] has lived the same principles of West Indian excellence that we now insist must prevail in our cricket.”

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Skerritt had replaced Dave Cameron as president last month after beating him in an election.

The appointment of Pybus had been met with criticism. Darren Sammy, the former captain, had blamed him for causing the Windies squad to strike on the tour of India in 2016.

The change of head coach could potentially pave the way for star players to return to the team — including Dwayne Bravo, Kieron Pollard and Andre Russell.