West Indies look to move forward says Richardson

The West Indies legend, now manager of the squad in Bangladesh, said winning the ICC World Twenty20 Tournament last month was a step in the right direction, but there was still work to be done.

“We’ve been seeing improvement in all areas of our game in last 12 months or so,” he told reporters on arrival in the Bangladesh capital on Monday.

“We are continuing to work hard, not going to take any team or anything for granted.”

He added: “We see a long way to go in order to bring West Indies cricket back to the top. We all know, the World knows, we are capable of being the World Champions again.

“We are prepared to do whatever it takes to get back to the top. We are feeling very confident, very positive that we will have a successful trip here in Bangladesh.”

This is West Indies’ third trip to Bangladesh including last year, when they followed up a 2-1 series win in the One-day International series and a narrow loss in the only Twenty20 International with a 1-0 victory in a two-Test series.

Squad

Darren Sammy (captain)

Denesh Ramdin (vice-captain)

Tino Best

Darren Bravo

Shivnarine Chanderpaul

Narsingh Deonarine

Fidel Edwards

Kirk Edwards

Assad Fudadin

Chris Gayle

Sunil Narine

Veerasammy Permaul

Kieran Powell

Ravi Rampaul

Marlon Samuels

Team Management Unit

Ottis Gibson (head coach)

Richie Richardson (manager)

Toby Radford (assistant coach)

C.J. Clark (physiotherapist)

Hector Martinez (strength & conditioning coach)

Richard Berridge (performance analyst)

Virgil Browne (massage therapist)

Adriel “Woody” Richard (media manager)

TOUR SCHEDULE

(Local start times in brackets – Eastern Caribbean minus 10 hours, Jamaica minus 11 hours)

November

Thu, 8 to Sat, 10: Tour match – BKSP Ground, Savar (9:30 a.m.)

Tue, 13 to Sat, 17: First Test – Sher-e-Bangla Stadium, Mirpur (9:30 a.m.)

Wed, 21 to Sun, 25: Second Test – Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium, Khulna (9:30 a.m.)

Wed 28: Tour match – Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium, Khulna (9 a.m.)

Fri, 30: First One-day International – Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium, Khulna (9 a.m.)

December

Sun, 2: Second One-day Interntional – Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium, Khulna (9 a.m.)

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