[PeterPaul.ca] — The West Indies Cricket Board [WICB] have dismissed John Dyson as their head coach following a WICB Executive Committee meeting held on Thursday.
“The services of Mr. John Dyson have been terminated with immediate effect. The Assistant Coach, Mr. David Williams, will fill this position on a temporary basis for this tour,” a WICB statement said.
“At the moment I don’t wish to talk,” Mr. Dyson told Cricinfo after his termination.
Dyson, who began coaching duties on October 21, 2007, was unable to guide his team to respectability as he had done with Sri Lanka’s national team from 2003 to 2005.
He departs his coaching duties after some of the worst defeats for the West Indies squad in both the Test and One Day International formats against Bangladesh recently.
On March 20, 2009, during a One Day International match against England, Dyson incorrectly called his team off the field due to bad light. He miscalculated his teams D/L score, forfeiting a game his team most likely would have won.
Fans across the West Indies cringed. “That was the catalyst, we knew he was gone,” Anton Singh told PeterPaul.ca from Georgetown, Guyana. The West Indies are due to play in the ICC Champions Trophy tournament in South Africa beginning on September 24.