Bridgetown, April 8 (H.S.). Barbados Royals has appointed Trevor Penney as their head coach for the 2022 season of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL). Penny will work closely with Royals Director of Cricket Kumar Sangakkara. Currently, he is the assistant coach of Rajasthan Royals in the 2022 edition of the Indian Premier League.
Penny has been a veteran of Warwickshire County Cricket Club, having spent a career spanning seventeen years as a player with the county club before beginning his extensive coaching career around the world.
Penny has vast experience of working on the international scene with the white ball team of India, Sri Lanka, England and most recently West Indies. He has worked as a coach with partner countries like Netherlands and USA. Zimbabwe’s Penny already has extensive experience in the IPL, CPL, Bangladesh Premier League and GT20 Canadian leagues.
On his appointment with the CPL franchise, Penny said, “It is wonderful to be part of the Royals family in a new league. I have been a part of the CPL before and am excited to be back in the league this time as part of the Barbados Royals. Working with Sangakkara, I think we have had a wonderful opportunity to create an environment that helps everyone express themselves and play the brand of cricket that we want to play here at the Royals. I am really looking forward to working with some of the top talent in the West Indies game and hopefully helping them get better.”
Welcoming Trevor Penney to Barbados, the team said in a statement, “It is great to have Trevor here at Barbados Royals as head coach. We are really happy to have him in yet another important role as part of the Royals family. It is beneficial to have a coach working on two Royals teams, and we think it will help us translate our learning and our way of cricket across both teams and there will be consistency. Penny is one of the values and ideology that we have here at the Royals and one of the most respected coaches in international cricket, he has a lot of experience and understands the game well enough to contribute to the overall growth and performance of the team. will help.”
Barbados Royals have announced further enhancement of their coaching setup. West Indies bowling coach Roddy Estwick has joined Royals as the chief assistant coach for the upcoming season. The Barbados native was an assistant coach at the St. Lucia Kings last season.