ST JOHN’S, Antigua – Rawl Lewis has been named as Interim Team Operations Manager for West Indies Men’s Team at the ICC World T20 Championship. The tournament will be played in India from March 8 to April 3.

Former West Indies player Rawl Lewis.

Former West Indies player Rawl Lewis.

He brings to the job a wealth of administrative experience, having worked in the WICB Operations Department for six years, since retiring from regional cricket.

Lewis was part of the WICB team which implemented the programme for the Under-19s which recently won the World Cup; he is also the coordinator for training and development of first class umpires in the region.

Lewis is a former Grenada and Windward Islands captain as well as West Indies all-rounder. The 41-year-old played five Test matches, 28 One-Day Internationals and a single T20 International between 1997 and 2008.

The West Indies are due to arrive in Kolkata on March 7 ahead of the tournament. They will have official warm-up matches against India on Thursday, March 10, and against Australia on Sunday, March 13.

West Indies have been drawn in Group 1 of the Super 10 stage where they will play alongside England, South Africa, Sri Lanka, and one of the qualifiers from the first round.

Darren Sammy (Captain)
Samuel Badree
Sulieman Benn
Carlos Brathwaite
Dwayne Bravo
Johnson Charles
Andre Fletcher
Chris Gayle
Jason Holder
Ashley Nurse
Denesh Ramdin
Andre Russell
Marlon Samuels
Lendl Simmons
Jerome Taylor

Team Management
Phil Simmons (Head Coach)
Rawl Lewis (Interim Team Operations Manager)
Sir Curtly Ambrose (Bowling Consultant)
Stuart Williams (Assistant Coach)
Andre Coley (Assistant Coach)
C.J Clark (Physiotherapist)
Ronald Rogers (Strength & Conditioning Coach)
Dexter Augustus (Analyst)
Philip Spooner (Media Manager)
Virgil Browne (Massage Therapist)

Warm-up matches
Thursday, March 10: vs India – Eden Garden, Kolkata
Sunday, March 13: vs Australia – Eden Garden, Kolkata
Super 10 Group 1 matches
Wednesday, March 16: vs England – Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Sunday, March 20: vs Sri Lanka – M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore
Friday, March 25: vs South Africa – Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur
Sunday, March 27: vs Qualifier 1B – Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur