Jamaican Richardson steps in as Volcanoes head coach


Jamaican Richardson steps in as Volcanoes head coach

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Print this page Email A Friend!

ST GEORGE'S, Grenada (CMC) – Former Jamaica fast bowler Andrew Richardson will take charge of Windward Islands Volcanoes for the upcoming Professional Cricket League.

The 38-year-old, who grabbed 192 wickets in 68 first class matches before resorting to coaching, replaces fellow Jamaican Andre Coley who led Volcanoes since 2017.

“I'm very happy for the opportunity to work with the Windwards Volcanoes,” said Richardson, who toured England with West Indies in 2009 but failed to make his international debut.

“There's a lot of talent here that just need to be guided in the right direction and hopefully working together we can get things moving in a winning direction.”

Richardson holds a Level III coaching certificate and a university degree in Sports Science with Sports Management.

He has also served as assistant coach and manager of West Indies A and has performed similar roles in the Caribbean Premier League with Jamaica Tallawahs and in the regional domestic tournaments with Jamaica Scorpions.

Windward Islands Cricket Board President Dr Kishore Shallow said the acquisition of Richardson is a boost for the Volcanoes.

“Andrew is a fantastic addition to our setup. He brings great value with his experience as a former player and coach. He also has the exuberance required to help our players realize their fullest potential,” said Shallow, the Cricket West Indies vice-president.

“Further, I commend the recruitment panel for their utmost professionalism exhibited in the process of selecting the new head coach.”

Volcanoes are currently preparing for the Regional Super50 which bowls off from November 6 to December 1. They will do battle in Group B scheduled for Trinidad alongside Guyana Jaguars, United States, West Indies Emerging Players and hosts Red Force.

In the last first class season, Volcanoes finished last of the six franchises after winning only three matches.

Now you can read the Jamaica Observer ePaper anytime, anywhere. The Jamaica Observer ePaper is available to you at home or at work, and is the same edition as the printed copy available at http://bit.ly/epaper-login




1. We welcome reader comments on the top stories of the day. Some comments may be republished on the website or in the newspaper � email addresses will not be published.

2. Please understand that comments are moderated and it is not always possible to publish all that have been submitted. We will, however, try to publish comments that are representative of all received.

3. We ask that comments are civil and free of libellous or hateful material. Also please stick to the topic under discussion.

4. Please do not write in block capitals since this makes your comment hard to read.

5. Please don't use the comments to advertise. However, our advertising department can be more than accommodating if emailed: advertising@jamaicaobserver.com.

6. If readers wish to report offensive comments, suggest a correction or share a story then please email: community@jamaicaobserver.com.

7. Lastly, read our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy

comments powered by Disqus



Today's Cartoon

Click image to view full size editorial cartoon