Phil Simmons Returns As Head Coach of the West Indies Senior Team

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Phil Simmons will make a return as head coach of the West Indies.

This after he was sacked three years ago, after winning the 2016 T20 World Cup.

His appointment was confirmed for a four-year spell by the Cricket West Indies board of directors today.

Simmons won Saturday’s Hero Caribbean Premier League as coach of the Barbados Trident.

His last international stop was as coach of Afghanistan until the recent World Cup.

Before that, Simmons coached Ireland between 2007 and 2015, helping them qualify for three straight World Cups.

President of Cricket West Indies, Ricky Skerrit says bringing Simmons back is righting a past wrong.

He says he’s confident the right man has been chosen at the right time.

Simmonds replaces Floyd Reifer who served as interim coach.



William Mitchell is a sports-fanatic turned journalist. He graduated from CARIMAC in 2016. He interned at the Jamaica Gleaner covering sports and joined NNN in 2017. Mitchell covers crime for Nationwide. He’s been to every single zone of special operations across the island.


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