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Windies sack coach Pybus just weeks before World Cup

AFP  |  Antigua (Guatemala) 

The sacked amid a of changes announced on Thursday, only seven weeks before the start of

will become interim head coach, with replacing as interim head of selectors, while the entire selection panel has also been changed.

"We are confident that in Mr Haynes we have found an who shares the philosophy of inclusiveness and shares our selection policy," (CWI) said.

"(Reifer) has lived the same principles of West Indian excellence that we now insist must prevail in our "

The Windies had seen an upturn in fortunes on the pitch in recent months, with a shock 2-1 Test series win over England and 2-2 one-day international series draw.

They open their campaign against at on May 31 -- the second day of the tournament in England and

The appointment of Englishman had been met with criticism, including from former Darren Sammy, who blamed him for causing the squad to strike on the 2016 tour while the director of

"Moses led God's children out of and a 40days journey took them 40years because of stubbornness. The 2019 worldcup will be 40years since WI won," tweeted Sammy in January.

The change of could potentially pave the way for star players to return to the team, with the likes of and playing almost exclusively franchise Twenty20 cricket, with also having not played an ODI since last July.

Skerritt replaced former CWI last month after beating him in an election.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, April 12 2019. 11:45 IST
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