Tobago’s Brian Browne is among several people who have applied for the Trinidad and Tobago senior men’s cricket team’s head coaching position.
Applications for the post closed recently and up until then, the T&T Cricket Board (TTCB) had received 18 applications, including five international candidates, according to a T&T Guardian report.
Browne, 42, recently completed his Level 3 coaching certificate. Since then, he has coached the Somerset Cavaliers to the US Open T20 title. He’s the current head coach of the T&T Under-15 team, was assistant coach of a West Indies Under-15 team for their annual development series in the UK and is the personal coach of Joshua James, who recently became the first Tobagonian to play for the West Indies Under-19 team.
Browne is also currently the owner and head coach of local club Scarborough/Mason Hall.
Asked about his chances, Browne told Tobago Today, “When I look at the line of coaches that applied I know it’s going to difficult because I did not play regional or international cricket and I know sometimes that’s a factor.”
However, he added, “What I am doing now is signalling my aspirations and ambitions; I want them (TTCB) to know that that’s where my mind is.”
The Jaric Titans Academy managing director said he has no doubt he can make a difference because he is confident in what he can do and bring to the T&T effort. He, however, admitted it’s going to be tough.
Mervyn Dillon is the current Red Force head coach and had a good 2020 West Indies Championships in which he guided the team to second place on the six-team table.
Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board president Azim Bassarath said this was the first time the organization advertised for the position. He said this was is an attempt to be fair and transparent.