Gomes named chairman of Trinidad & Tobago selection committee

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – Larry Gomes, the former West Indies batting stalwart, has been appointed the new chairman of selectors by the Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board (TTCBC).

Gomes, who was steady and dependable left-handed batsman in the glory days of the 1970s and 1980s, takes over from long-serving selector Dudnath Ramkessoon as head of the three-member committee.

In his international career, the 55-year-old Gomes played 60 Test matches – making 3171 runs at an average of just under 40 -- and 83 One-Day Internationals. He was Head Coach of the West Indies Team at the International Cricket Council’s Under-19 World Cup in Malaysia earlier this year.
Ramkessoon, a former executive member and Vice President of the TTCBC, has been retained on the panel which also includes another former national batsman Narine Bidhesi. The captain-elect will join the three-member committee to select senior national squads for competitions.
Former national all-rounder Kelvin Williams as named as Head Coach and Colin Borde has retained his post as Team Manager.