THE Guyana Amazon Jaguars will have new management set-up for the upcoming Regional Four-Day season in February 2022.
Apart from the change in backroom staff from Cricket Guyana Inc. (CGI) to the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB), Ryan Hercules will join as assistant coach/manager while the experienced and successful Esaun Crandon will continue as head coach.
GCB recently held a press conference where the appointment of the duo was announced and they will soon get down to work, given the impending tournament.
Crandon, who assumed West Indies assistant coach duties in 2019, is Level III-accredited and won five of six Four-Day titles since the inception of the Professional Cricket League (PCL) in 2014.
Hercules, on the other hand, is a former national cricketer from Essequibo, who is currently pursuing his Level III accreditation with Cricket West Indies (CWI). He has coached numerous county teams in the past and the senior female national team and has worked during the preparation camp of the Guyana Amazon Warriors.
The 34-year-old Hercules officially replaces current West Indies assistant coach Rayon Griffith in the Jaguars set-up.
In Griffith’s absence, Shivnarine Chanderpaul and Julian Moore would act in the capacity but Chanderpaul is now part of the West Indies Under-19 team coaching group while Moore, a Level III coach, will be head coach of the senior female team.
GCB vice-president Hilbert Foster, who chaired the committee which interviewed persons for the coaching posts, indicated that eight persons had applied for the positions of head coach and assistant coach.
Those assisting Foster were Chief Executive Officer Claude Raphael, Secretary Ronald Williams and Territorial Development Officer, Colin Stuart.
On August 26, 2021, GCB had posted a job application for the positions on its official Facebook page.