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24 Oct 2022 18:06 #397837 by chairman
CWI retains Phil Simmons’ for Australia Test series.

CWI announced just minutes ago, that Phil Simmons has decided to step down as head coach following the disgraceful exit from the T20 WC currently underway, down under in Australia.

This is welcome news and not totally unexpected. Phil Simmons has overstayed his time. This is his second tenure and he has absolutely nothing to show for it. It was expected that he would hang his head in shame and immediately step aside. But no, he didn’t. He waited until his return to the Caribbean to do so and while CWI released a statement, it didn’t come but with troubling signals.

Simmons has stepped down but will remain for the two test series in Australia from November 30th to December 12th.

What BS is this?

CWI is known for stupid decisions. This is clearly a continuation of the foolishness that characterizes West Indies Cricket.

One can only assume that Simmons was asked to step down with immediate effect and refused. His contract runs into 2024. CWI would be legally obligated to uphold their end of the bargain. Either fire Simmons and be held liable for breaking the contract or compromise. My feeling is that CWI opted for the latter position. Simmons stays on for Australia and gets an early payout.

Any person with a smidgen of decency and shame would have expressed a more heartfelt apology to the fans, supporters, sponsors and management but not Simmons. The man has no scruples. He is shameless. He ought to do the only honourable thing and step down immediately. Why hang around like a stale odour for the 2 Test series in Australia?

CWI ought to fire him with immediate effect and while at it, they must get rid of the bowling and batting coaches, Roddy Estwick and Monty Desai.

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25 Oct 2022 10:52 #397839 by ketchim
SELECTORS should be FIRED as well
Poor, poor Choices of players on that Big stage !

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27 Oct 2022 17:06 #397884 by chairman
Cricket has some characters , U bowled the fielder dropped a catch but next ball or over same fielder wants to tell you how to Bowled .

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31 Oct 2022 14:11 #397930 by chairman
We saw it coming years ago. We tried to stop it but were ineffective and helpless. So we will swap out the personnel and try again with the promise of a new beginning. And they too will falter. If I have said it once, I have said it a thousand times. West Indies cricket, that glorious institution we rightly adore, is a beautiful idea whose time has passed. I shake my head at the tattered remains to which I gave a dozen years of my life, those stadiums standing as testimony to wasted, useless, pitiful efforts. Like any product whose useful life is over, it is time to be reinvented or shelved.

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01 Nov 2022 12:57 #397944 by chairman
It's really interesting that Dave Cameron always says our cricket was going in the right direction under his leadership at CWI

But

2017 failed to qualify for Champs Trophy
2019 just scraped into ODI WC via qualifiers
2019 at the bottom of rankings in all formats of cricket

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01 Nov 2022 12:58 #397945 by chairman
Then left the organisation in $28 million worth of debt

Imagine the arrogance to then go on media all through the Caribbean and act like you were the greatest thing to CWI.

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03 Nov 2022 13:08 #397985 by chairman
Some nations in the Caribbean believe they would be significant on the international stage.

None of them would. A few at best might get into a T20 World Cup then also lose to Ireland and Scotland

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03 Nov 2022 17:57 #397993 by chairman
IPL has played a significant role in development of India's cricket. So how come the CPL is not focused on same for WI cricket?

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