CASTRIES, St Lucia – The Saint Lucia Zouks has announced its new head coach, for 2020, in the former Zimbabwe international player, Andrew Flower.
Flower is a British-Zimbabwean cricketer who has captained the Zimbabwe national cricket team. He was the wicket-keeper for over ten years and was known to be the finest batsman the country produced. He has worked as an assistant coach for the England Cricket team prior to becoming head coach in 2009. During his stint, England won Ashes series home and away, won the T20 World Cup in 2010 and became ranked the number 1 Test side in the world in 2011.
K.P.H. Dream Cricket Private Limited recently announced its purchase of the Caribbean Premier League franchise, Saint Lucia Zouks. The franchise owner is known for its track record of its achievements on and off the field of major events, with cricket at the forefront.
“As the clock ticks’ plans are well on its way in ensuring all attempts are made in making this year a celebratory one,” the franchised revealed in a statement.
2011 is continuing to be a great year for Andrew. He was awarded the Coach of the Year at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Awards, and appointed OBE for services to sport. More recently he led the pathway program for the England Cricket Board and coached in both Ten10 and Twenty20 franchise leagues.
Speaking about his most recent appointment as head coach for Saint Lucia Zouks, Flower said: “I am excited to lead and coach this team. I am a fan of the Caribbean Premier League and would love to be the coach to be associated with the team to bring victory home to the fans in Saint Lucia.”
Also weighing in on Flowers’ appointment, chief executive officer of Kings XI Punjab, Satish Menon, shared his thoughts indicating “I am delighted to have someone of the caliber and eminence of Andy Flower; we sure look forward to a great season ahead.”