- Role: Management
Robin Singh is man who has seen it all and done it all. From playing to coaching and to being at the helm during the successful times of a T20 franchise, he will be hoping to replicate the same with Barbados Tridents. Singh is not an outsider when it comes to West Indies cricket, he was born in Trinidad to Indo-Trinidadian parents. While in the West Indies, Singh captained the Trinidad youth team in regional tournaments in 1982–83. He represented the senior Trinidad team in two one day matches in 1983, during which time he played alongside Phil Simmons, David Williams,Larry Gomes, Gus Logie, Rangy Nanan, Sheldon Gomes, and Richard Gabriel.
At the age of 19, Singh moved to Madras, India, where he earned a masters degree in economics at the University of Madras, while also beginning his cricket career. He currently resides in Chennai, India. Robin Singh made his debut for Team India in a One Day International against the West Indies cricket team on 11 March 1989. He played just two One Day Internationals, coming in to bat at number 7 both times in futile situations. Team India dropped Singh after the series, and for the next seven years, he played in domestic and overseas leagues. After another seven years, Singh secured a regular place on Team India. Singh was known for his middle-lower order batting and medium-pace bowling as well as his ground fielding skills. He was noted for his batting in the closing overs (usually along with Ajay Jadeja), which made him an integral player during the 1999 Cricket World Cup.
Soon after announcing his retirement, Robin Singh began coaching. His first coaching position was with the Indian Under-19 cricket team. In 2004, he began coaching the Hong Kong national cricket team, helping Hong Kong qualify for the 2004 Asia Cup. In 2006, Singh was appointed the coach of India A cricket team, where he coached cricketers such as Gautam Gambhirand Robin Uthappa. A number of cricketers whom Singh coached moved on to play for the Indian national team. Singh was named the fielding coach of the Indian national team in 2007.
He is now the coach of the Barbados Tridents after deputising for Desmond Haynes last seaso, with Tridents being arguably the most consistent team since the inception of the Caribbean Premier League. He will surely be relishing the opportunity to take the Barbados Tridents to new heights and help them do better than their semi-final finish last season.