Jimmy Adams to coach Kent

London, England -- Kent County Cricket Club have announced the appointment of former Jamaica and West Indies captain Jimmy Adams as their new Head Coach.

Adams, who is a former Technical Director of the Jamaica Cricket Board, will take up the role at the St Lawrence Ground in early February.

The 43-year-old was a determined left-handed middle-order batsman, capable left-arm spinner and occasional wicket-keeper. He averaged 41.26 with the bat in 54 Tests and made a career-best 208 not out against New Zealand in 1996, and also played 127 one-day internationals.

He went on to be coach and manager of the West Indies Under-9 team and was also a member of the West Indies management unit for the 2010 ICC World T20 Tournament, which was played in the Caribbean.

Adams said: “I am delighted to be given this opportunity as head coach at Kent Cricket. They are a county with a proud history and tradition. I look forward to working towards further success in the year to come and can't wait to get started.”

Chairman of cricket Graham Johnson added: “We have run an extremely thorough process to select our new head coach and are delighted that Jimmy will take up the position.

“He has a strong desire to see young players develop and this shone through in our discussions with him. He also has a tremendous amount of experience from his time in international cricket, particularly as captain.”

Fri, 01/06/2012 - 14:25