Former fielding coach of the Indian team, Travis Penny, has been appointed assistant coach of the West Indies for limited-overs formats. Penny, a former Warwickshire cricketer, has been handed a two-year contract by Cricket West Indies. Cricket West Indies said in a statement that 51-year-old Penny has expertise in fielding and will work with West Indies teams in white ball formats (ODIs and T20 Internationals). He will join the West Indies team on January 2.The team will then begin preparations for the upcoming home series against Ireland. The tour, to be held from January 7 to 19, will feature three ODIs and as many T20 matches. Penny said that I am excited to have the opportunity to work with cricketers and staff led by Kieren Pollard and Phil Simmons.
Penny, a former Warwickshire cricketer, has been handed a two-year contract by Cricket West Indies.
I have had the opportunity to work with many members of this team over the years and being associated with CPL, the Caribbean region is like a ‘home out of home’ for me. Penny, who played 158 first-class and 291 List A matches for Warwickshire in his cricket career, has a lot of coaching experience. He has worked with many international teams including India, Sri Lanka, Netherlands and USA. In the Indian Premier League, he has been an assistant coach of Kings XI Punjab, Deccan Chargers and Kolkata Knight Riders. In the Caribbean Premier League (CPL), he played assistant coach for St. Lucia and St. Keats and Nevis. Most recently he was a member of the coaching staff of the Barbados Trident.