Phil Simmons Suspended by WICB for Blasting ODI Selection Process

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phil-simmonsWest Indies head coach Phil Simmons has been suspended after lambasting the selection process of the windies one day team for their upcoming Sri Lankan tour.

The 52 year old was handed the reins six months ago following the ICC Cricket World Cup in Australia and New Zealand and has overseen home series against England and Australia.

The ex-West Indies player was highly critical of the move to omit Trinidadian duo Dwayne Bravo and Kieron Pollard from the yet to be announced ODI squad as he claimed outside interference within the selection process.

According to a statement from the WICB, they have made the decision to suspend Simmons pending an investigation into the matter after they learnt of his comments from print and electronic media.

The former all rounder will now not be a part of the travelling contingent to the sub asian territory and will be replaced by Eldine Baptiste who was supposed to be the selector on tour  for the two tests and the one day series.

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