Castries (St. Lucia), Jan 31 (CMC) Current West Indies coach Stuart Williams will be in charge of St. Lucia Zouks for the upcoming Caribbean Premier League (CPL).
The 45-year-old, currently with the Caribbean side in Australia, will replace Englishman Matthew Maynard, who has taken up a post as Director of Cricket at English county Somerset. Williams served as Maynard’s assistant last year, reports CMC.
The Antiguan is a former West Indies batsman who played 31 Tests and 57 One-Day Internationals (ODI). He was dominant at first class level, amassing nearly 10,000 runs at an average of 40. He quit international cricket in 2005.
Williams joins another former West Indies batsman Carl Hooper, who has already been appointed Guyana Amazon Warriors head coach.
Meanwhile, South African Mickey Arthur will head 2013 champions Jamaica Tallawahs, Australian Simon Helmot will again be in-charge of the Trinidad & Tobago Red Steel while India’s Robin Singh has returned to lead reigning champions Barbados Tridents.
The third season of CPL will be held from June 21 to July 26.