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Expect ‘big things’ from Simmons

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Expect ‘big things’ from Simmons

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – Dudnath Ramkessoon believes the best is yet to come from national all-rounder Lendl Simmons.
The chairman of the Trinidad & Tobago selection panel is relieved that Simmons has settled whatever outstanding issues he had with the West Indies Cricket Board.
The 25-year-old Simmons had a face-to-face meeting with Chairman of the West Indies selectors Clyde Butts last Thursday to discuss his future in the game.
Simmons had inexplicably not been picked for a West Indies team of any kind, since his return from a limited-overs trip to Australia last February.
“I think we at the T&T Cricket Board are relieved that the matter between the WICB and Simmons seems to be resolved,” said Ramkessoon in Sunday’s Newsday newspaper.
“This will go a long way to ensuring that Lendl can focus on playing cricket without anything weighing on the back of his mind.”
Ramkessoon observed that Simmons appeared to be batting much freer on Friday, when “the Red Force” faced hosts Barbados in their crucial, final group match in the Caribbean Twenty20 Championship at Kensington Oval.
“Lendl looked much more settled and focussed at the crease,” he said. “With the matter out of the way, we can expect more performances like this from him. (CMC)