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Holder: Phil can do it

Anmar Goodridge-Boyce, anmargoodridge-boyce@nationnews.com

Added 20 October 2019

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West Indies coach Phil Simmons (left) will be teaming up with Jason Holder.(FILE)

WEST INDIES SKIPPER Jason Holder has thrown his full support behind newly appointed head-coach Phil Simmons.

Bursting with confidence after leading the Barbados Tridents to their second Caribbean Premier League (CPL) Twenty20 trophy, Holder says he is optimistic about once again working with the former test player.

Simmons, who was announced head coach of the regional side last week on a four-year contract by Cricket West Indies (CWI) in a media statement, played an integral role in the Tridents reaping CPL supremacy.

In an exclusive interview with NATION SPORT, Holder who was recently relieved of the limited over captaincy, said he is anticipating improved performances from his team under Simmons.

“I’ve worked with Phil on numerous occasions before. He has obviously been the coach of the West Indies team and he just won a title here with the Barbados Tridents. Phil and I have a really good relationship and I expect good things from him,” Holder said. (AGB)

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