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CRICKET: Former West Indies batsman Logie sacked as Canada’s coach

Published: Wednesday December 4, 2013 | 8:58 am Comments 0

Gus Logie is now on the hunt for a coaching job.

The former West Indies batsman has been sacked as the coach of Canada.

Logie’s dismissal follows Canada’s recent failure in the ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier, where they missed out on securing a spot in the 2014 tournament.

Canada finished 12th after winning only two group games out of seven and Doug Hannum, CEO of Cricket Canada, says it was time for the board to act.

Canada is currently chasing one of two spots available for the 2015 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.

One-Day International (ODI) status and a place in the ICC High Performance Programme are also at stake.

The 53-year-old Logie who played 52 Tests and 158 ODIs for West Indies between 1981 and 1993, had a stint with Canada during the 2003 World Cup.

In 2005, he signed a long-term coaching deal with Bermuda but left them in 2009 after criticising the cricket set-up in the country.

He replaced Michael Dighton for Canada in June last year.

Logie’s replacement has not yet been named.

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