Phil Simmons could make return to Windies helm

By April 04, 2019

Former West Indies coach, Phil Simmons, may be back at the helm of the team he was unceremoniously dropped from if what he says is anything to go by. 

Simmons, in explaining the nature of a conversation with new Cricket West Indies (CWI) President, Ricky Skerritt, made it clear he would have no issue playing a part in the management of Windies Cricket.

All that was said is that they hope this hasn’t tarnished my desire to help West Indies cricket and at the end of the day it hasn’t,” said Simmons in an interview with 195 FM in Trinidad and Tobago recently.

Simmons was speaking about the way he exited the position as coach under the then Dave Cameron-led CWI.

The former all-rounder and one-time opener for the regional side, had been suspended in 2016 for public statements about outside interference influencing the make-up of the team, and was later sacked prematurely.

The Simmons saga ended recently with the coach settling with CWI for a figure upward of US$300,000.

Cameron was replaced as CWI president just days before the settlement and Simmons may now be thinking that the election results pave a way back to the head coach of

“Sunday (AGM and election result) from my perspective is the best thing to happen to West Indies cricket since the 1979 World Cup. They’ve opened the door and I’ll see where it takes us,” said Simmons.

While the statements suggest, Simmons would still like to be a part of the Windies setup, it won’t happen just yet.

Simmons will remain coach of Afghanistan until at least the ICC World Cup scheduled for England later this year.

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