WEST INDIES bowling legend Courtney Walsh, recently named coach of the beleaguered regional women’s team, wants to evaluate as many players as possible ahead of next year’s qualification for the 2022 50-over World Cup.

“I have to accept the pool [of players] as it is now, get my sleeves rolled up, and see as many of the players as I can before the next competition,” he said during a media conference on Monday.

“So I’ll have a good idea as to the pool I have and how I’m gonna get them ready, and so that we have good backup [players] as well,” Walsh, the leading wicket-taker in Tests for West Indies with 519 victims, told journalists.

The novel coronavirus pandemic — which has stalled regional cricket competitions at various levels since March — and paucity of funding are two major challenges that Cricket West Indies (CWI) has to grapple with, even while devising development plans.

Walsh, 57, said staging a training camp is first on his agenda if he has his way.

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