WICB welcome the appointment of Jimmy Adams

ST. JOHN'S, Antigua -- The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has welcomed the announcement by the Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA) of former West Indies Test player, Jimmy Adams, as the JCA's new Technical Director.

WICB President, Julian Hunte, commented:" The WICB commends the Jamaica Cricket Association on the appointment of Jimmy Adams as their new Technical Director"

"Initiatives of this kind by the territorial Boards can only accrue to the benefit of the development of West Indies cricket."

Adams, who will commence duties on December 1st, is contracted for a period of two years.

The announcement of his appointment comes just days after the new Association's first Board meeting on Monday, November 10th, and follows closely on the election of business executive, Paul Campbell, as the new President of the JCA.

Campbell has announced a series of  events for an action-packed 2009 Season, including the hosting of an official dinner during England's Tour of the West Indies, on February 2, to commemorate a number of  milestones such the 60th Anniversary of England's 1947/48 Tour of the West Indies; the 50th Anniversary of Sir Garfield Sobers' World Record - the individual batting record scoring 365 not out in 1958 against Pakistan at Sabina Park; the 60th Anniversary of Sir Everton Weekes' world record of five (5) successive Test hundreds in 1947/48 - the first being against England in the final Test at Sabina Park; the 100th Anniversary of George Headley's birth - May 30th, 1909 and Shivnarine Chanderpaul's selection as the Cricketer of the Year.