Former West Indies fast bowler Joel Garner has been appointed West Indies team manager for a three-year period and he joined the squad for the upcoming Test series against India.
Garner, 63, had served as West Indies interim manager from 2009 to 2010 which included the World T20. Garner was also a director on the board for West Indies Cricket Board, president of the Barbados Cricket Association and the West Indies A team manager.
"I always answer the call in West Indies cricket," Garner said. "It is always an honour to serve in any capacity in West Indies cricket and I'm pleased to be back with the team as manager to share my knowledge and experience to the team and be an ambassador for West Indies cricket and the region.
Garner played 58 Tests and 98 ODIs from 1977 to 1987 and was an integral member of the West Indies team that won the World Cup in 1979.
West Indies begin their four-Test series against India in North Sound on July 21.