Former Test batsman and captain Jimmy Adams is appointed as West Indies director of cricket.
Kent appoint former player Matt Walker as their new head coach, with ex-South Africa paceman Allan Donald as assistant.
Kent sign Will Gidman from Nottinghamshire following all-rounder's successful loan spell at Canterbury last season.
Kent "will not struggle" to find a new head coach to replace Jimmy Adams, says chief executive Jamie Clifford.
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