CWI appoints Sarwan to senior and junior male selection panels

Former West Indies captain Ramnaresh Sarwan has been named manager of the West Indies senior and junior men’s selection panels.

The 41-year-old is currently the chairman of the Guyana Cricket Board’s senior selection committee and Cricket West Indies (CWI) announced on Friday that he will step down to take up his new position.

Sarwan was appointed until June 30, 2024, a period which includes the 2022 and 2024 T20 World Cups, the 2023 Cricket World Cup and the World Test Championship finals.

At the higher level, it will work with former West Indies flyhalf Desmond Haynes, who was named senior team head coach earlier this week.

Additionally, Sarwan will work with Youth Selection Panel lead coach Robert Haynes.

CWI Chairman Ricky Skerritt said he was delighted to confirm Sarwan’s appointment to the post.

“He is a student of the game and knows what is required of our young cricketers in order to achieve international success. The board is confident that Mr Sarwan will add tremendous value to the cricket system,” said Skerritt.

Sarwan thanked the CWI for the opportunity to serve West Indies cricket again.

“I am passionate about the game of cricket and in particular West Indies cricket and when asked to contribute I did not hesitate. I look forward to working with my colleagues, the Rt Hon Dr Desmond Haynes and Mr Robert Haynes, and the two head coaches, as well as everyone else involved in developing this sport that we love and respect so much,” said Sarwan.

Sarwan represented the West Indies in 81 Tests, 181 ODIs and 18 T20Is between 2000 and 2013.

The right-hander has scored 5,842 Test runs, including 15 centuries, and 5,804 ODI cricket runs with five centuries.

Sarwan won the ICC Men’s Champions Trophy in 2004.

Martin E. Berry