Trevor Penney has been named Head Coach of the Barbados Royals for the Caribbean Premier League season 2022. (CPL). As part of the job, Pennney will work closely with Kumar Sangakkara, the Royals’ Director of Cricket.
Penney’s new post sees him continue his affiliation with the Royals Sports Group, as he already works as the Assistant Coach for the 2022 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) with partner team Rajasthan Royals. Penney was a long-serving member of Warwickshire County Cricket Club, having played for the county for seventeen years before embarking on his vast coaching career around the world.
He has extensive international experience with teams such as India, Sri Lanka, England, and, most recently, the West Indies white-ball side. He has also worked with associate nations such as the Netherlands and the United States as a coach. With previous experience in tournaments such as the IPL, CPL, Bangladesh Premier League, and GT20 Canadian League, the Zimbabwean has been a frequent figure on the T20 franchise circuit.
“It’s fantastic to be able to stay a part of the Royals Family in a new league.” Penney said of his employment with the CPL franchise, “I’ve previously been a part of the CPL and I’m pleased to be back in the league as part of the Barbados Royals this time.” “I believe that, working alongside Kumar, we have a tremendous potential to create an environment that allows everyone to express themselves and play the type of cricket that the Royals want to play.” I’m incredibly excited to work with some of the best West Indian players and maybe help them improve.”
“It’s amazing to have Trevor as the Head Coach here at Barbados Royals,” the team said in a statement welcoming him to the island. We’re thrilled to have him join the Royals Family in yet another important role. It’s good to having a single coach overseeing both Royals sides, and we believe it will help us translate our learnings and cricketing style across both squads and maintain continuity. Trevor Penney embodies the Royals’ principles and philosophy and is also one of the most respected coaches in international cricket. He has a wealth of experience and a thorough understanding of the game, which will benefit the squad’s overall development and performance.”
The Barbados Royals have made more changes to their coaching staff. Roddy Estwick, the West Indies bowling coach, will be the Royals’ Lead Assistant Coach for the 2017 season. In prior seasons, the Barbados native served as an assistant coach for the St Lucia Kings. In addition, Andrew “Trash” Richardson, a former Jamaican fast bowler, returns to the Royals as Assistant Coach, a position he had in 2021.