Arnos Vale, St. Vincent – Former West Indies T20 player, Miles Bascombe is a new selector for West Indies.
Bascombe was named as one of the selectors to be on the selection panel for the Men’s teams following a revamp of the selection system. Former West Indies allrounder, Roger Harper will serve as Lead Selector on the panel, which also includes the Head Coach (Phil Simmons).
The panels were announced in a media release from Cricket West Indies (CWI), following a comprehensive recruitment process led by the CWI Director of Cricket, Jimmy Adams. Other appointments named were Ann Browne-John (Lead Selector) and Travis Dowlin on the Women’s & Girls’ panel; and Robert Haynes as the Talent ID Manager of the Boys panel.
Bascombe is the 2nd Vincentian to be a selector at the international level. The other is Michael Findlay, who last served in the capacity as Chairman of Selectors in 2002.
On his appointment, Bascombe said, “It’s an honor and a privilege to serve West Indies Cricket in this capacity. I plan to approach this role with utmost seriousness and professionalism.”
The former aggressive right-handed batsman toured England with the West Indies T20 team in 2011. Bascombe has also represented Windwards Volcanoes and Combined Campuses and Colleges in 24 first-class matches and 26 List A matches. He has served as a national selector for the St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and also Technical Advisor for Windwards Cricket.
Bascombe holds an MSc in Electonic Commerce and BSc in Electronics with Computer Science, along with cricket coaching certificates.
The first task of the WI Men’s panel was to select the squads to tour India in November to play Afghanistan and then India.