Gus Logie to coach Canada again
Cricket Canada is pleased to announce the appointment of Augustine "Gus" Logie as the new head coach of Canada's Men's national team.
The diminutive Trinidadian made 52 test appearances and played in 158 ODI's for a star- studded and dominant West Indies team of the 1980's as a batsmen and equally strong fielder.
This will be Logie's second tenure with Cricket Canada having previously coached the national team during the 2003 ICC Cricket World Cup in South Africa where Canada registered its first World Cup win with a crushing 60 run margin of victory over Bangladesh at Durban.
Since that time, Gus has held head coaching positions with the West Indies winning the 2004 ICC Champions Trophy in England, with Bermuda from 2007-2009 including an appearance in the 2007 ICC Cricket World Cup, and since 2010 with the Jamaican Cricket Association.
Gus was appreciative of the opportunity to again coach Canada and had the following comments:
"Many thanks to Cricket Canada for giving me the opportunity to work with the many talented players within the Canadian system. Our vision is to produce in Canada a "Championship Team" with technical skill and the mental and tactical awareness to compete at the highest level by developing the mind to win, the will to succeed, and the confidence to make it happen".
Cricket Canada Vice President and High Performance Manager, Vimal Hardat was optimistic about the appointment and provided the following comments:
"Gus is a true champion, who has a habit of winning as a member of the champion West Indies team in 80s and as a coach, by leading West Indies to the 2004 Champions Trophy. We have huge confidence in Gus and his coaching capabilities. He comes in with great knowledge and we will give him time to settle in with his ideas to help us achieve the target of being a leading associate country."
Logie will assume his role for Canada's upcoming ICC Intercontinental Cup and Pepsi ICC World Cricket League Championship series versus Scotland from July 4th – 11th near Glasgow and Edinburgh.