SA cricket coach takes over as fielding coach for West Indies

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West Indies – Ryan Maron during his first coaching session with the West Indies side.

Ryan Maron, former Western Province cricketer, University of Cape Town Head Coach and founder of the Cricket School of Excellence, has replaced Andre Coley as West Indies’ fielding coach. 

A resident of Cape Town’s Southern Suburbs, Maron’s most recent coaching role with the Afghanistan national side saw him compete against the Windies in a One Day series in July. After seeing his impressive coaching skills at work, the Caribbean side approached him to work with the team in England ahead of their three-test series which begins on August 17. The side will also face Ireland in a one-day international.

The former opening batsman played 18 first-class matches for Western Province in South Africa and has a wide range of coaching experience with some of the top sides in South Africa and abroad including the the Dolphins, VRA and ACC Cricket Clubs in Holland, several clubs in the U.K. and Rondebosch Boy’s High School.

“This is a massive privilege to be involved in West Indies cricket and I’m delighted to join the Windies coaching staff,” he said. “I have followed West Indies cricket over the years as a kid and then as a player and a coach and I’m just happy to be offered this opportunity to make a contribution as a coach.

“The game in the West Indies has a great history and here in this group, we have a young bunch of cricketers who will perform well. I’m also looking forward to working with the ODI and T20 sides as we look to climb back up the ladder in world cricket.”

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