Gus Logie appointed Canada coach
Former West Indies batsman Gus Logie has been appointed Canada coach
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.