West Indies Cricket Board has announced that bowling consultant Sir Curtly Ambrose has been replaced by Barbadian Roderick Estwick ahead of the tri-series involving Australia and South Africa in June.
Legendary pacer Ambrose was part of the coaching staff for the past three years. His last assignment was the triumphant World T20 campaign in India.
The West Indies Cricket Board announced the appointment on Saturday morning. However, the reason behind Ambrose’s sacking is not clear yet.
Estwick, a former West Indies A player was the bowling coach for Barbados in domestic cricket having previously worked with under-19s players at both domestic and international level.
Estwick, who does not have experience as a player in Test cricket, played 37 first-class matches during his seven-year career as a player with Barbados, Transvaal in South Africa and West Indies A, taking 141 wickets at an average of 22.
Estwick will join the Windies for their pre-tournament camp, starting this week. The Windies open the tri-series against South Africa in Guyana on June 3, with matches to also be played in St Kitts and Barbados before the final on June 26.