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CWI hits back at charges


EZRA STUART

CWI hits back at charges

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CRICKET WEST INDIES (CWI) has no-balled reports which have surfaced that the regional body has admitted liability in a case brought against it by Phil Simmons for unfair dismissal as West Indies coach.

ESPNcricinfo yesterday reported that Simmons, who currently coaches Afghanistan, has claimed damages of more than US$300 000 with a final sum to be agreed at a court date in Antigua next week Tuesday when legal costs are added.

But CWI hit back late yesterday by issuing a press statement saying it had never denied liability in the “Simmons’ dismissal affair for no other reason than to ensure an amicable resolution in the interest of West Indies cricket.”

“The negotiations with the former coach, Phil Simmons and his representatives are ongoing. While we have a hearing date for March 26, 2019, we are hoping to reach a settlement soon,” CWI pointed out.

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