ST JOHN'S–Former West Indies leg-spinner Rawl Lewis has been appointed interim West Indies team manager for next month's Twenty20 World Cup in India.The 41-year-old, currently a West Indies Cricket Board project officer, played five Tests and 28 One-Day Internationals between 1997 and 2009.
"He brings to the job a wealth of administrative experience, having worked in the WICB Operations Department for six years, since retiring from regional cricket," a WICB release said yesterday.Lewis fills the role left vacant by former West Indies captain Sir Richie Richardson who left in January to take up a post as match referee with the International Cricket Council.
The WICB since advertised the post of team manager.West Indies will do battle at the March 8 to April 3 T20 World Cup in Group 1 alongside the likes of England, South Africa, Sri Lanka, and a yet-to-be-determined qualifier.
The regional side will undergo a pre-tournament preparation camp in Dubai before heading onto Kolkata for official warm-up games there against India and Australia.
West Indies players left the region in two batches, with the first departing last Saturday and the second yesterday.
Darren Sammy (Captain), Samuel Badree, Sulieman Benn, Carlos Brathwaite, Dwayne Bravo, Johnson Charles, Andre Fletcher, Chris Gayle, Jason Holder, Ashley Nurse, Denesh Ramdin, Andre Russell, Marlon Samuels, Lendl Simmons, Jerome Taylor.