We caught up with Donovan prior to leaving for the tournament.
“It’s been a great five years in terms of my development as a young coach and I’ve learnt a great deal from my time with Essex and the Caribbean Premier League with St Kitts & Nevis Patriots and Jamaica Tallawahs” he commented.
He added “I’ve also recently been working with England and Andy Flower, as well as the squads preparing for the Hurricane Relief match, at Lords, between the ICC World XI and West Indies. I’m excited for the opportunity to join the Vancouver Knights as Head Coach and will be sure to let you know how we get on!”
Donovan will have Essex wicket-keeper, James Foster, as Assistant Coach for the duration of the tournament.
Our correspondent for the GT20 Canada Saksham Mishtra takes a look at the team he is going to coach.
“Over the years, Chris Gayle has become synonymous with cricket entertainment. The Universe Boss will lead the Vancouver Knights in the league. Equally popular Windies' all-rounder Andre Russell will form the backbone of the side, while Evin Lewis and Tim Southee would be the other big players who will hog the limelight.”
Captain- Chris Gayle
Head Coach- Donovan Miller - Assistant Coach – James Foster
Squad: Chris Gayle, Andre Russell, Evin Lewis, Tim Southee, Chadwick Walton, Fawad Ahmed, Babar Hayat, Sheldon Cottrell, Saad Bin Zafar, Ruvindu Gunasekera, Srimantha Wijeratne, Kamau Leverock, Steven Jacobs, Salman Nazar, Rassie van der Dussen, Jeremy Gordon
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