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‘Wrong call by WICB’


‘Wrong call by WICB’

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KINGSTON, Jamaica – A former director on the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), Jackie Hendriks, says he disagrees with the decision to suspend Phil Simmons as head coach for publicly alleging interference in team selection.

“I don’t believe the action of the board to suspend him was the right one.”

Hendriks describes Simmons’ comments as ‘unfortunate’ but says he should have been reprimanded with a warning instead of being removed from his position.

Simmons told a news conference that he believes there was outside “interference” in the selection of the one-day team for Sri Lanka following the non-selection of Dwayne Bravo and Kieron Pollard.

“I can understand the frustration that Simmons may have felt with him going and talking to (Dwayne) Bravo and (Kieron) Pollard, and wanting them to play, and his frustration of not getting them to be a part of the one-day squad,” said Hendriks.

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