The 44-year-old cut his teeth as a coach with the Leeward Islands, West Indies Under-19s and West Indies A Team, and is now looking forward to the chance to work at the highest level.
“I’m a worker…I love the game of cricket and I love to work so this a natural fit for me. I am really delighted to be given this opportunity to work with the West Indies team and I’m looking forward to this up-coming series here (in New Zealand),” Williams told WICB Media.
“I felt I did some good work during my time with the Under-19s, working alongside Roddy Estwick, and with the A Team, working with Hendy Springer and Junior Bennett.
“This tour will be a chance to make another contribution. I have worked with just about everyone on the group, so I know them and they know me.”
Williams played 31 Tests and 57 One-Day Internationals for West Indies between 1994 and 2002. He captained Nevis and Leeward Islands in a regional career which spanned 1987 to 2004, during which time he made 25 first-class centuries.
West Indies will play three Test matches, five One-Day Internationals and two T20 Internationals against New Zealand in the coming weeks.
The first Test match will be played at University Ground in Dunedin starting on Tuesday (Monday 5:30 pm Eastern Caribbean Time/4:30 pm Jamaica Time).
Schedule of matches
Wed 27 to Fri 29: New Zealand XI vs West Indians – Bert Sutcliffe Oval, Lincoln (10:30 a.m. daily)
Tue 3 to Sat 7: 1st Test – University Oval, Dunedin (10:30 a.m. daily)
Wed 11 to Sun 15: 2nd Test – Basin Reserve, Wellington (10:30 a.m. daily)
Thu 19 to Mon 23: 3rd Test – Seddon Park, Hamilton (10:30 a.m. daily)
Thu 26: 1st One-day International – Eden Park, Auckland (2 p.m.)
Sun 29: 2nd One-day International – McLean Park, Napier (2 p.m.)
Wed 1: 3rd One-day International – Queenstown Events Centre (11 a.m.)
Sat 4: 4th One-day International – Saxton Oval, Nelson (11 a.m.)
Wed 8: 5th One-day International – Seddon Park (2 p.m.)
Sat 11: 1st Twenty20 International – Eden Park (7 p.m.)
Wed 15: 2nd Twenty20 International – Westpac Stadium, Wellington (7 p.m.)