By Azad Ali
Grenada Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell has hailed the appointment of Rawl Lewis as the new manager of the West Indies senior team.
Although Cricket West Indies (CWI) has not officially named Grenadian Lewis, for the post, Dr. Mitchell said in a statement, “we are pleased with the appointment and on behalf of the government and people of Grenada, we express hearty congratulations to Lewis.”
He added that Lewis has been a symbol of discipline and a hard worker and motivator and “we believe he would be a major source of much needed motivation for a battered side, which lost the Test series in New Zealand 2-0, the One-Day International series 3-0 and the Twenty20 series 2-0.”
Lewis, 43, joined CWI eight years ago as a project officer in the operations department, tasked with helping to manage the board’s plethora of regional tournaments.
In 2016, he was named as team operations manager of the West Indies squad for the successful Twenty20 World Cup campaign.
Lewis would replace legendary former West Indies fast bowler, Joel Garner who took up the post in 2016.