Gus Logie to coach Canada again
TORONTO, Canada (CMC):
Former West Indies batsman Gus Logie has been appointed coach of Canada for the second time.
The 51-year-old, also a former Windies head coach, first led the side during the 2003 Cricket World Cup in South Africa and will take up his new duties from the upcoming ICC Intercontinental Cup and ICC World Cricket League Championship in July.
"Many thanks to Cricket Canada for giving me the opportunity to work with the many talented players within the Canadian system," said the Trinidadian, who played 52 Tests and 158 one-day internationals for West Indies.
"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."
Cricket Canada Vice-President and High Performance Manager Vimal Hardat praised Logie's appointment, noting that he was confident the experienced coach could take the team forward.
"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."
Logie has built up an impressive résumé as coach, leading West Indies to the capture of the 2004 Champions Trophy in England.