Two former Canadian national cricketers, Errol Barrow and Zubin Surkari are among twenty-five regional cricket coaches who have been granted Level 3 certification through a collaborative effort between Cricket West Indies and the England and Wales Cricket Board. The list of those receiving their Level 3 Certification also included West Indian fast bowler Sir Curtly Ambrose as well as former Test players Reon King, Pedro Collins, Stuart Williams and Ryan Hinds.
The eight-day tutored course focused on preparing coaches to work with elite players and teams and is expected to further advance the continued efforts of Cricket West Indies (CWI) to strengthen coaching and ultimately improve the quality of regional squads and players. According to Cricket West Indies’ Director of Cricket, Jimmy Adams“With the Level 3 certification, coaches are better equipped to lead their national teams and the training and experience should provide the tools necessary for more one-on-one coaching while allowing them to better prepare elite players.”
Ambrose, who was delighted at the opportunity to upgrade his technical knowledge, said, “I want to use this newly-acquired skill as soon as I am able to and I am looking forward to contributing more, soon,” he said.
The team of instructors was led by Tim Dellor from the ECB and he was assisted by West Indians Tony Gray, Jeffrey Dujon, Hendy Springer and Gus Logie. The course was completed in Antigua last November while final assessments were done in Barbados and Grenada in mid-February.
The coaches certified included Vinood Maharaj, Terrance Corke, Brendon Ramjal, Robert Turner, Brian Browne, Zubin Surkari, Stuart Williams, Kulbir Jaswal, Raphael Croney, David Bernard, Keith Charlery, Andrew Richardson, Cleton Burnett, Curtly Ambrose, Calvin Waldron, Ryan Hinds, Clay Smith, Pedro Collins, Reon King, Ricky Clarke, Winston Smith, Dave Marshall, Bharat Mangru, Errol Barrow, and Richard Clarke. (SPORTSMAX)