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Simmons defends Holder’s omission

Anmar Goodridge-Boyce

Simmons defends Holder’s omission

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Head coach Phil Simmons has strongly defended Cricket West Indies selectors against heavy criticism surrounding the omission of former captain Jason Holder from the 15-member squad for the ICC Twenty20 Cricket World Cup.

Simmons said it was the right move to place the 29-year-old Barbadian all-rounder among the reserves for the T20 World Cup, starting on Thursday in the United Arab Emirates and Oman.

“It has been a tough decision,” Simmons said in a virtual news conference yesterday, as the Windies prepared for their first training session today.

“I am a fan of his (Jason Holder’s) ability; just that with this 15, it was a difficult decision, but it is a decision that I think we got right at this stage.” (AGB)

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