Jimmy Adams appointed new Kent coach

Jimmy Adams, the former West Indies batsman, has been appointed the new head coach at Kent.

The Club began the recruitment process in October, following the departure of Paul Farbrace, who left the Club in September following two years service as Director of Cricket.

Jimmy Adams played 54 Test matches and 127 One Day Internationals for the West Indies during a nine year international career.

Adams retired from Test cricket with a batting average of 41.26 and a highest Test score of 208 not out.

“I am delighted to be given this opportunity,” said Adams. “Kent are a county with a proud history and tradition.

“I look forward to working towards further success in the year to come and can’t wait to get started.”

Graham Johnson, Chairman of Cricket, said “We were delighted to have had such a strong field of candidates for the role.

“I believe we have run an extremely thorough process to select our new Head Coach, and are delighted that Jimmy will take up the position.

“He has a strong desire to see young players develop and this shone through in our discussions with him.

“He also has a tremendous amount of experience from his time in international cricket – particularly as Captain.

“We welcome Jimmy to Kent and wish him the very best of luck.”

Since retirement from cricket in 2004, Adams has coached the West Indies Under 19 team and most recently has been Technical Director of Jamaica Cricket.

He is also the President of the Federation of International Cricketers’ Association (FICA) a position he has held since 2008.

Adams takes up the post in early February.

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