John Dyson removed as Windies coach
by CricketArchive Staff Reporter

Player:J Dyson

DateLine: 14th August 2009


Australian coach John Dyson was shown the door as he was sacked as the West Indian coach. The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) axed Dyson following the humiliating home Test and one-day series defeats to whipping boys Bangladesh, losses which coincided with a damaging players boycott.


Dyson's sacking comes less than six weeks before the start of the Champions Trophy in South Africa where assistant coach David Williams will take temporary charge.


"The services of John Dyson have been terminated with immediate effect. The assistant coach David Williams will fill this position on a temporary basis for this tour," said a WICB statement.


Dyson, 55, took over as coach in October, 2007, following on from another Australian, Bennett King who stood down after World Cup.


He made an impressive start to his career with the West Indies, guiding the team to victory over South Africa at Port Elizabeth - their first overseas win in a Test for seven years.


But success was always a struggle to achieve as more and more players fell out with the WICB over payments with the dispute becoming so entrenched that the first-choice squad refused to play in the series against Bangladesh.


Dyson oversaw a 1-0 Test win over England on home soil this year but his team, looking dispirited and disinterested, were swept aside in the return series in May.


West Indies are poised to take another second-string side to South Africa for the Champions Trophy which begins on September 22.


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