Canada news June 30, 2012

Gus Logie appointed Canada coach

ESPNcricinfo staff

Former West Indies batsman Gus Logie, has been appointed Canada coach. Logie, who last coached Bermuda before quitting them three years ago, returns to coach Canada after nine years.

Logie led Canada during the 2003 World Cup, before guiding West Indies to the 2004 Champions Trophy triumph. In 2005, he signed a long-term coaching deal with Bermuda but left them in 2009 after criticising the team. He then took over as Jamaica coach.

Logie will begin his Canada tenure from the ICC Intercontinental Cup and ICC World Cricket League Championship in July.

"Our vision is to produce in Canada a 'Championship Team' with technical skill and the mental and tactical awareness to compete at the highest level by developing the mind to win, the will to succeed, and the confidence to make it happen," Logie said.

Cricket Canada vice president and high performance manager, Vimal Hardat, said Logie would be given time to make his concepts work. "Gus is a true champion who has a habit of winning as a member of the champion West Indies team in 80s and as a coach, by leading West Indies to the 2004 Champions Trophy," Hardat said. "We have huge confidence in Gus and his coaching capabilities. He comes in with great knowledge and we will give him time to settle in with his ideas to help us achieve the target of being a leading Associate country."

Canada failed to qualify for the upcoming ICC World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka, finishing sixth in the qualifying tournament.

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  • Mark on July 2, 2012, 6:05 GMT

    Waste of time... another test player who has not got a great coaching record!!

  • Dummy4 on July 1, 2012, 1:56 GMT

    won't do any miracles for canadian cricket unless the bickering at the grassroots changes.

  • Dummy4 on June 30, 2012, 23:40 GMT

    please allow time give him libuirt to work with himthe chance no more frienship pick pick the best player please will lot good quality in canada make this set a grass root datebase of player let made short mid and long term goals get all power to be on the same paper or else the same things will be the result no progress

  • Dummy4 on June 30, 2012, 12:48 GMT

    Gus Logie, top class cricket player in later 80s.Great chance for Canadian team

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