Jimmy Adams to manage WI U-19

Following the resignation of Roger Harper from the role, former West Indies captain Jimmy Adams has been appointed as manager of the West Indies Under-19 team. Yesterday, Harper quit the post in order that he take up the position as head coach of Kenya.

Adams now takes over ahead of the ICC U-19 World Cup to be staged in Sri Lanka next month. The 38-year-old played 54 Tests and 127 One Day Internationals for the West Indies, and captained the side for 15 Tests. He last played for the West Indies on the ill-fated tour of Australia in 2000/01, and was then replaced by Carl Hooper as captain and dropped from the side.

He will work with coach Roddy Estwick as the 14-man Under-19 squad participates in a five-day training camp in preparation for a tour of Pakistan, followed by the World Cup. The West Indies were runners-up at the last U-19 World Cup, in Bangladesh.

The tournament begins on February 5th and runs until the 19th.

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