Former University of Cape Town Cricket Club head coach hired by West Indies

Ryan MaronFile image: Ryan Maron.

Former University of Cape Town Cricket Club head coach Ryan Maron has been appointed the West Indies’ assistant coach, ahead of August and September 2017’s tour of England.

Maron’s role will centre around fielding, while fellow assistant coaches Toby Radford and Roddy Estwick will focus on batting and bowling, respectively.

Maron worked with Afghanistan during the 2015 World Cup – and a relatively successful tour of the Caribbean earlier this year. He also assisted then-Dolphins head coach Lance Klusener during South Africa’s 2015-16 domestic season.

“This is a massive privilege to be involved in West Indies cricket – and I’m delighted to join the Windies’ coaching staff. I have followed West Indies cricket over the years, as a kid, and then as a player and a coach – and I’m just happy to be offered this opportunity to make a contribution as a coach,” said Maron.

“The game in the West Indies has a great history and, here, in this group, we have a young bunch of cricketers who will perform well. I’m looking forward to working with the side, as we look to climb back up the ladder in world cricket.”

Ryan Maron

The University of Cape Town Cricket Club will compete in the 2017-18 Western Province Cricket Association first division A – and narrowly missed promotion to the premier league during the 2016-17 season.

They are currently recruiting a new head coach in the absence of Maron – and assistant coach, after the talented Bulelani Libazi departed for Khayelitsha Cricket Club.

The West Indians and English will meet for three Tests, a one-off T20I and five ODIs.