Jamaica Cricket Association signs Jimmy Adams as Technical DirectorAuthor: Jamaica Cricket Association
Fri, Nov 14th, 2008
Newly elected Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA) President, Paul Campbell yesterday announced Jimmy Adams as the JCA's new Technical Director. Adams will commence his duties on December 1 and is contracted for a period of two years.
The announcement comes just days after the new Association's first Board meeting on Monday November 10. Mr. Adams, who comes vastly qualified and experienced, will be in charge of the newly created Technical Development Unit that has been mandated to improve the quality and standard of the game in Jamaica. He will have full responsibility for the creation of a Player Pathway Development Programme, the development of the JCA's coaches, trainers and development officers.
"The Technical Development Unit is critical to the identification, growth and development of our local talent and fully equipping them for international competition. A Technical Development Unit headed by Jimmy Adams will go a long way to ensuring that this becomes a reality," says the new President.
Jimmy Adams, whom during his 18-year cricketing career played 54 Tests and 110 ODIs, is an ECB certified Level III coach, and was earlier this year appointed as the President of the Federation of International Cricketers' Association. He succeeds Barry Richards who had been in the position since the body's formation in 1999.
Mr. Campbell also announced the various events for the action-packed 2009 Season including the hosting of an official dinner during England's Tour of the West Indies, on February 2 to commemorate milestones such as:
- 60th Anniversary of England's 1947/48 Tour of the West Indies
- the 50th anniversary of Sir Garfield Sobers' World Record - the individual batting record scoring 365 not out in 1958 against Pakistan at Sabina Park
- the 60th Anniversary of Sir Everton Weekes' world record of five successive Test hundreds in 1947/48 - the first being against England in the final Test at Sabina Park
- 100th Anniversary of George Headley's birth - May 30, 1909
- Shivnarine Chanderpaul's selection as Cricketer of the Year