West Indies cricket November 13, 2008

Adams to take charge of Jamaica programme

Cricinfo staff

Jimmy Adams, the former West Indies captain, has been named the next technical director of Jamaica's cricket development programme. Adams, appointed to the post by newly elected Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA) president Paul Campbell, will take charge on December 1.

Junior Bennett, the Jamaican coach, women's coach Cleon Smith and age-level coaches Andre Coley (Under-19) and Terrence Coke (Under-15) will come under Adams' supervision. "He will be charged with responsibilities to evaluate and make sure those coaches are discharging their responsibilities, which includes hiring and firing," Campbell said. "It is totally in sync with his plans, which is by extension in sync with our objectives at the JCA."

"We believe that Jimmy has the experience and the knowledge. He is a visionary and he will take the game in sync with our objectives to a very, very high level," Campbell said. "We look forward to great things and I am positive that we, at the JCA, have made the right decision to engage Jimmy as the new technical director."