West Indies news February 5, 2014

Reifer to retire at the end of the season

ESPNcricinfo staff

Former West Indies captain Floyd Reifer will retire from regional cricket at the end of the season, the Combined Campuses and Colleges management announced on Wednesday. Reifer will, however, continue on as the team's coach, working alongside former fast bowler Curtly Ambrose.

"Floyd was asked to build out the CCC within the model established by Sir Frank Worrell; having a senior motivational player on the field, teaching tactics and strategies as the game evolves," Professor Sir Hilary Beckles said. "This development and learning approach was fully realised by Reifer, and has so far produced many quality players for national teams as well as the West Indies."

A left-handed middle-order batsman, Reifer took up the role of player-coach for the CCC in 2007 after retiring from the Barbados national team. He also featured in 15 international matches for West Indies, and captained the side in 2009 following a boycott by the original squad.

He led CCC to two finals in five years and helped establish them as a formidable force in regional competitions. Reifer also made a huge impact with the bat in the 2009 WICB four-day competition, scoring 1002 runs with three centuries and five fifties. During that year, CCC defeated all of the traditional regional teams except Jamaica.

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