Coach Miller heads for CPL coaching role with St Kitts & Nevis Patriots

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Essex Coach Donovon Miller recently secured an Assistant Coach role with Caribbean Premier League side Saint Kitts and Nevis Patriots.

Miller will link up with the squad in the summer looking to replicate the success he experienced in last year’s edition of the competition.

The Chris Gayle Academy Coach was involved with two title winning sides last summer helping Jamaica Tallawahas to the CPL title and contributing to Essex’s promotion to Division One.

Jamaica were keen for Miller to return but the lure of learning his trade under Phil Simmons was one Donovon could not resist.

“I had a great time with the Tallawahs last season and learnt a lot of great lessons being around world class players and coaches.

“They were keen for me to return this year but the chance to work under Head Coach Phil Simmons, who I have been a big fan of since I was a kid, was impossible to turn down. Saint Kitts have a very strong squad with the likes of Chris Gayle and overseas players Chris Morris and Ben Cutting so it is exciting times.

“I want to thank the management team at the Tallawahs for their help and support and wish them well for the future.”

Miller was also full of praise for the management team at Essex Cricket singling out Head Coach Chris Silverwood in particular.

“The support of everyone at Essex County Cricket Club has been amazing. They have given me the opportunity to be involved with the Club at all levels from first-team to Academy and also supported me on my Level 4 qualification course.

“Chris is a brilliant Coach and has brought instant success to the team. Learning from guys like him, Anthony McGrath and Barry Hyam is only going to help my progression and I am grateful for the opportunity they have given me.

“It is a big year for the County and I am looking forward to assisting in anyway I can.”