The Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) appointed former England/West Indies cricketer Monte Lynch as its territorial developmental officer, effective from April 18.
Lynch’s job description entails the establishment of a secondary school cricket programme, supervising the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB)/GCB Digicel grassroots and Scotiabank kiddies’ cricket and revamping of the GCB coaching and cricket development programmes.
Lynch, a Guyanese by birth migrated to England as a child and played three One-Day Internationals for England against the West Indies in 1998. A natural hard-hitting batsman and occasional off-spinner and a fine slip fielder, Lynch played one season for Guyana in the 1982-83 Shell Shield four-day competition.
He also played for the West Indies on the rebel tour of South Africa the following season.
He also played in the county championship for Surrey between 1977 and 1994 and Gloucestershire from 1995 to 1998.
After retiring from first class cricket he continued to play club cricket in Surrey and started his own sports equipment company, MAL Skills.
He was also the cricket coach at the Royal Grammar School, Guildford and Southern Rocks cricket team in Zimbabwe.
Lynch was appointed head coach of the Georgetown Cricket Club last September is also qualified as a level three English trained coach.