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Windies coach’s appeal


Windies coach’s appeal

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MELBOURNE – Frustrated coach Phil Simmons has called on the West Indies Cricket Board to do more to get top players back into the Test team rather than playing in lucrative Twenty20 tournaments.

Chris Gayle and a plethora of West Indies cricketers have lit up Australia’s domestic Big Bash League tournament, even as the Test team have endured an abysmal start to their tour Down Under.

West Indies lost the series-opener in three days in Hobart and Australian pundits have questioned how deserving the tourists are of the marquee Tests of the home summer in Melbourne and Sydney.

“I’m totally frustrated,” Simmons told reporters at the Melbourne Cricket Ground yesterday in the lead-up to the traditional Boxing Day Test.

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