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Phil Simmons’ job as West Indies head coach is safe.
This assurance was given by Cricket West Indies (CWI) president Ricky Skerritt following calls for Simmons’ removal after he left the Windies biosecure training base in Old Trafford, Manchester to attend the funeral of his father-in-law last week.
Since then, president of the Barbados Cricket Association (BCA) Conde Riley wrote a letter to CWI board members frowning upon the decision and demanding the immediate removal of Simmons.
The BCA head, who is also on the board of directors of CWI, said Simmons’ move was “inconsiderate and reckless” and endangered the lives of the 25-member touring party.
Skerritt dismissed any call for the sacking of 57-year-old Trinidadian-born Simmons. (AGB)
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