The appointment of Jamaican Jimmy Adams as the new Director of Cricket for the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) was confirmed on Tuesday by the WICB.
According to the WICB, Adams, who served as head coach of the Kent County Cricket Club for fours year ending 2016, has signed a three-year contract and will be based in Antigua.
The former West Indies captain, who previously served as Jamaica's Director of Cricket, replaces the Englishman Richard Pybus.
Adams, who played 54 tests and 127 ODI’s for the regional team, will oversee and manage all cricket matters to include development of all teams, all coaching and cricket education and other technical programmes.
Meanwhile, Jamaica Cricket Association CEO Courtney Francis has backed the appointment of Adams, saying he's the right man for the job. According to the WICB, Adams will have the support of an operations department.