Former Windies pacer Benjamin named Hurricanes head coach

BASSETERRE, St Kitts, CMC – Ex-West Indies seamer Winston Benjamin has been appointed head coach of Leeward Islands Hurricanes for the upcoming Professional Cricket League campaign.

He replaces Reginald Benjamin who parted ways with the franchise in controversial circumstances towards the end of the last season. Former West Indies batsman Stuart Williams took over for the final two games of the first class season.

New Hurricanes head coach, Winston Benjamin.

Winston Benjamin, who took 61 wickets from 21 Tests and 100 scalps from 85 ODIs, has been involved in coaching for more than two decades and is also a certified Level Three coach.

Most recently, he served as head coach of the Under-19 and Under-19 Leeward Islands sides.

The 52-year-old, who was one of two candidates interviewed for the position, takes up the role on September 1.

Hurricanes open their first class campaign against Windward Islands Volcanoes in Grenada from October 26-29. Last season, Hurricanes finished last as Guyana Jaguars completed a hat-trick of titles.

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