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CaribbeanCricket.com 2019-04-01 06:43:33 

For­mer West In­dies Crick­et Coach Phil Sim­mons will be avail­able to coach the West In­dies team again if need­ed af­ter Ju­ly 15th, 2019. Speak­ing from over­seas dur­ing the Is­ports ra­dio pro­gramme on i95.5fm with host An­dre Er­rol Bap­tiste on Sat­ur­day night, Sim­mons stat­ed, "At the mo­ment I am con­tract­ed to Afghanistan and there can be no talk about West In­dies crick­et. I'm fo­cused on Afghanistan and how we get ready for the Crick­et World Cup start­ing in May.”

He con­tin­ued, “But af­ter the Fi­nals on Ju­ly 15th, my con­tract is up with Afghanistan, but no­body knows the fu­ture, but my whole aim now is to win the World Cup so af­ter 15th Ju­ly, let us see what hap­pens. But every­one who knows me un­der­stands how much I love the re­gion and how hard it has been for me over the last three years deal­ing with that mat­ter. I am just glad it is over and my name has been cleared. Most im­por­tant­ly, the apol­o­gy from the new Pres­i­dent Ricky Sker­ritt goes a long way in clear­ing up a lot of the talk un­der the pre­vi­ous ad­min­is­tra­tion. I be­lieve that this shows that this new team is about the in­ter­est of crick­et and not about them­selves.”

Sim­mons, who made his Test de­but in 1988 and played 26 Test match­es for the West In­dies, spoke about the many ills he ex­pe­ri­enced as West In­dies coach and de­spite his suc­cess with the team win­ning the ICC World T20 fi­nal on April 3rd, 2016, re­called a num­ber of sit­u­a­tions he had to en­dure.

He said, “I re­mem­ber the for­mer pres­i­dent telling me that we could not pick cer­tain play­ers (named called Dwayne Bra­vo and Ke­iron Pol­lard) be­cause they passed him straight and did not say any­thing, how they had no man­ners, team se­lec­tion was just too per­son­al. In fact, he said un­less they play for Trinidad and To­ba­go, they should not play for the West In­dies. This was al­so echoed at the se­lec­tor's meet­ings.”

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Larr Pullo 2019-04-01 06:48:33 

Jamaican Dave should have been exposed a long time ago

 
positiveg 2019-04-01 08:58:53 

In reply to Larr Pullo

Correct is right

To say this man continued to act with so much impunity is ridiculous.

But then again, nothing happens before its time.

 
Walco 2019-04-01 09:23:17 

In reply to CaribbeanCricket.com

Sunlight is the best disinfectant. Two things. Bravo was definitely permanently blacklisted from ODIs, and both players were blacklisted and not selected for the 2015 WC.

Second, I need clarification on this quote

He said, "Dur­ing my time, four years ago, I had a 45 minute ar­gu­ment with Browne over the se­lec­tion of Chris Gayle, with Browne say­ing he (Gayle) was too old and should not be se­lect­ed and at the time.

Did Browne say that Gayle was old and should not be selected because of his age? Or did he say that Gayle should not be selected because of his age and his bad back? I ask this question because of the last part of the quote where Browne is quoted as saying that Gayle should not be selected at this time. If the reason for non-selection is age, then "at this time" would be unnecessary and irrelevant.

By the way, I have a lot of respect for Phil and he should stay as far away from West Indies cricket as possible. He is too nice a person for that cesspool.

 
Emir 2019-04-01 09:57:30 

In reply to CaribbeanCricket.com

For all those who disputed Bravo and Polly were blacklisted, well unless you waiting for the holy Prophet Jesus Christ (uwbp) to say it from his mouth, then you need to apologize.

Polly and Bravo must be part of the WC squad and the new president must create an environment that will promote fairness- and this must begin with the immediate firing of the current selection panel.

Name a new selection panel whose first job is to select the squad for the WC.

And one more thing, Pybus and the Cameron appointed coaching set up MUST HAVE NO SAY ON SELECTION.

 
Narper 2019-04-01 09:59:41 

Didn't Sammy expose Cameron at the presentation ceremony after winning the T20 world cup?

Brung is as bad as Cameron

 
soloview 2019-04-01 10:11:55 

In reply to Emir

As a Trin born West Indian Fan I cannot support picking Pollard on the team now. I do think he was black listed and unfairly left out of the squad. But to pick him now ? I dont think he is in the best team presently.

Honestly I think he need to reinvent himself in the game . he has not evolved with the game enough to be consistently successful.

 
Walco 2019-04-01 10:20:46 

In reply to soloview

Pollard eventually made it back onto the ODI Team after being blacklisted and was dropped for poor performance.

 
Ewart 2019-04-01 10:48:05 

In reply to Larr Pullo

Jamaican Dave should have been exposed a long time ago



True.

But Dave Cameron's behaviour has nothing to do with being Jamaican. As we have seen it was the Jamaican faction that dumped him

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sudden 2019-04-01 10:53:27 

the best thing DDave ever did was to get rid of dem Prima Donnas.

Skerritt will do well only to pay the obvious lip service to the issue

 
mikesiva 2019-04-01 11:09:18 

In reply to CaribbeanCricket.com

It was ridiculous to leave Big Bravo out of the ODI side. At the time of his omission, he was the only West Indian on a cricinfo World ODI XI for the year.

 
sgtdjones 2019-04-01 11:49:39 

Personal Comment

What Simmo stated we all have had an inkling of such
from the Administrators at CWI, is there anything new?

CWI has two new Administrators, it still has 12 old men that control the CWI Board plus all of Cameron lackeys
still in Administration.

Pybus had Brung appointed as a selector.

Before West Indies Cricket can improve one needs
to get rid of the above junk. Such is a costly expense in futility since CWI is technically bankrupt.

So soon, let the cursing begin as we all have seen it before.

 
carl0002 2019-04-01 12:26:42 

Pollard blacklisted himself from WI cricket and Bravo have no business even thinking he should play for the WI team. Again. Ever.

I see Skerritt talking himself into a corner to the point where Phil now stating his availability. Lets see if he has the guts to pull the trigger on that one which will probably only serve to muster an early revolt against him.

 
jacksprat 2019-04-01 13:09:42 

In reply to Larr Pullo

Jamaican Dave should have been exposed a long time ago

You still continue to use the "Jamaican" appellation as if it were an epithet, but lest you forget neither "Jamaican Marlon" nor "Jamaican Chris" escaped his nonsense. Moreover, it was"Jamaican Heaven" and the JCA which helped to dislodge him from his high horse!!

Your Jamaican obsession is showing!

I know that Jamaican rejection was hard but hush! big grin

 
granite 2019-04-01 13:44:55 

Dem two Trini pass me straight,me ago deal wid dem clart. lol lol lol

 
Raggs 2019-04-01 13:52:47 

If you walk pass your employer and he catches your eye and you diss him that's disrespect in any manner you want to take it.
pollard and bravo behaving like black men who catch some money and now bigger than anyone else in the crab barrel.

 
Narper 2019-04-01 13:55:34 

In reply to granite

He lucky Polly passed his straight...and not slap him up with his shoes like he did to Tino big grin

 
Narper 2019-04-01 13:56:46 

In reply to Raggs

Dem just didn't recognize the Big Idiot wink

 
camos 2019-04-01 14:14:39 

People don't say hello and you vex, what if you had said hello and they didn't answer, you would kill them? lol

 
TyTy35 2019-04-01 14:23:42 

I agree that Cameron was arrogant in his dealings with those players and L'il Bravo as well. Selection to the WI is not something to be used to settle scores so if this is true as Phil claims Cameron is a real dutty skunt. However dont forget that both Bravo and Pollard refused selection on numerous occasions including to England in 2017 and the qualifiers for the world cup. So maybe that is part of the reason they were also blacklisted.

 
camos 2019-04-01 14:32:12 

Didn't Ernest Hilarie tell the selectors Gayle not available?

 
jacksprat 2019-04-01 14:43:09 

In reply to camos

Didn't Ernest Hilarie tell the selectors Gayle not available?

Yes. He did all that and much more.

Cameron was the last remnant of that despicable and despised H&H regime. When Simmonds spoke about former president being small minded, vindictive, and trying to make himself the center of attention, it brought back memories.

How many per­sons know who is in charge of the England Crick­et Board and how many Pres­i­dents are on tele­vi­sion or busy tweet­ing.


Who can forget the self- absorbed former CEO preening all over TV at Lords and acting as if West Indies cricket belonged to him?

I recall him profiting on that England tour and trying to steal the spotlight from the players when every other cricket CEO rightly remained anonymous and behind the scenes.

As Gayle rightly pointed out, no one came to see Hillaire and his ilk.

 
Baje 2019-04-01 14:49:57 

In reply to Emir

For all those who disputed Bravo and Polly were blacklisted, well unless you waiting for the holy Prophet Jesus Christ (uwbp) to say it from his mouth, then you need to apologize.


So how did Polly make it back twice..away against Pakistan and home against Pakistan? Did he make a backdoor deal with Dave? Dwayne was definitely blacklisted

 
InHindsight 2019-04-01 14:50:30 

In reply to jacksprat

I didn't think I'd live to see the day when I agree with you.

lol lol lol

Thanks to Jamaica Cameron is gone.

Not a Jamaica ting big grin

 
camos 2019-04-01 14:54:04 

In reply to InHindsight

Not a Jamaica ting



you guys are never comfortable with Jamaican,Gayle captaincy was problematic for that fact!

 
sgtdjones 2019-04-01 15:01:01 

In reply to Raggs

If you walk pass your employer and he catches your eye and you diss him that's disrespect in any manner you want to take it.
pollard and bravo behaving like black men who catch some money and now bigger than anyone else in the crab barrel.


Are the employers the ones that attract sponsors?

Ok, I see why CWI gats so few sponsors.

I was off the opinion its the players that entice entities
that sponsor cricket.

So an employer uses money that players get thru sponsorship
and Administrators view such as they own it.

Now we see why Dave is on the outside looking in?

Karma is a bytch.

 
jacksprat 2019-04-01 15:09:49 

In reply to InHindsight

I didn't think I'd live to see the day when I agree with you.

Oh my, I will then have to reassess my position.

And by the way, I see no difference between the "Jamaican Dave" nonsense and your "Yardie Bwoy Cameron" retort.

 
Norm 2019-04-01 15:19:35 

Dave was a really petty skun*.

How could such small-minded skun*s hang on to power so long in the Caribbean? Part of it is that those who initially appear more learned and "decent" very often end up proving themselves to be just as small-minded, when it comes to money.

One has to wonder what the mood is these days at the Guyana Cricket Board.

 
Dukes 2019-04-01 15:22:49 

In reply to Ewart

You beat me to it.I was thinking the same thing as you when I saw Larr's post.

 
Norm 2019-04-01 15:45:46 

In reply to Ewart

it was the Jamaican faction that dumped him

After they stumbled in the previous election. It is interesting that Dave instantly turned his attention to "cleaning up" the JCA. Let's see how that will go.

 
sudden 2019-04-01 17:23:13 

who was responsible for electing him in the first place?

 
Fivestar 2019-04-01 17:34:10 

In reply to Raggs

If you walk pass your employer and he catches your eye and you diss him that's disrespect in any manner you want to take it.
pollard and bravo behaving like black men who catch some money and now bigger than anyone else in the crab barrel.

What was better for West Indies cricket in terms of team selection at the time. A player who kissed then president Dave Cameron's ass? Or a player who performed on the field?

 
sgtdjones 2019-04-01 17:50:58 

In reply to sudden

who was responsible for electing him in the first place?


Ask Conde?

 
Casper 2019-04-01 19:21:49 

In reply to sudden

the best thing DDave ever did was to get rid of dem Prima Donnas.

Skerritt will do well only to pay the obvious lip service to the issue.


Let's recall that during that period "Casper" was pointedly opposed to those Prime donne.

But I have to admit that when we going those those lean times, we could have done with the service of some.

However, as time has passed, we can't afford more than one or two in the team, one of which, Gayle, is quite a liability already in the field and subject to regular injuries. Hopefully, Gayle's power runs with the bat will exceed the negative concerns and impact regarding his fielding and running between the wicket.

 
Raggs 2019-04-01 20:26:45 

In reply to Fivestar

Kissing ass or respecting a person's position?

 
camos 2019-04-01 20:34:06 

In reply to Raggs

Cameron is immature, you can't carry feeling for someone not saying hello, if he had said hi and they did not response may be a different case!

lol

 
Emir 2019-04-02 08:44:45 

In reply to Raggs

You comments is indicative of a colonial mindset; where the master must be worshiped.

The reality is modern management is very different; in great companies, it is the president who go out of her way to meet and greet her employees in gatherings. In company musings; the president proclaims she works for her employees, not the other way around.

Now this; In cricket, Cameron is not the owner of CWI/WICBC as a businessman who own his company that he founded, developed and built.

If Cameron was good human being, a decent president, and an intelligent person who cares for WI cricket, in the situation described by the affable and venerated coach, he would have rushed to greet Polly and Bravo with a friendly handshake or male embrace, he would have showed them kindness and professionalism.

Instead, he choose to warn Phil, not to select them "cuase dey pass pon me straight."

 
Headley 2019-04-02 09:29:49 

In reply to jacksprat

I know that Jamaican rejection was hard but hush! big grin


Great Expectations can bedevil one for a very long time, especially if they relate to a peppery lady who likes to torment men.

Mr Dickens 'write' a whole book about heartbreak and the lasting effects of social alienation. Every now and then in spite of the best 'therapy' and attempts to suppress the emotional toil it will flare up. lol lol lol

 
Yamfoot 2019-04-02 14:39:18 

In reply to Raggs

So deal with the disrespect in a disciplinary meeting. Don’t use selection against him, unless as a result of thr meeting, the players are banned,

 
Narper 2019-04-02 14:57:43 

In reply to Headley
In Trinidad it is called tabanca
big grin

 
sgtdjones 2019-04-02 15:14:27 

In reply to Narper

In Trinidad it is called tabanca


Charlotte St Headley aware of dat word Narps,

dem omen of the above-named street taught him early

when he was at UWI.

razz razz razz razz

 
tc1 2019-04-02 17:19:03 

[b]In reply to camos[/b

The same could be said of Holder and Sammy

 
Chrissy 2019-04-02 18:31:22 

In reply to CaribbeanCricket.com

Duh! We told allyuh dis.

 
Chrissy 2019-04-02 18:38:59 

If you want to know a man's character, give him power.

With regard to our cricket, that applies to national boards, regional boards and persons they appoint be they selectors or umpires.

If allyuh ever knew the truth.

You'd be surprised at the number of youngsters with talent who have been destroyed by these monsters from school level, let alone club level and the reasons for them never getting a chance.

 
Chrissy 2019-04-02 18:40:17 

In reply to Norm

You think the directors in dem territories are any different?

 
powen001 2019-04-02 18:49:13 

In reply to jacksprat

y

ou still continue to use the "Jamaican" appellation as if it were an epithet, but lest you forget neither "Jamaican Marlon" nor "Jamaican Chris" escaped his nonsense. Moreover, it was"Jamaican Heaven" and the JCA which helped to dislodge him from his high horse!!

Your Jamaican obsession is showing!

I know that Jamaican rejection was hard but hush!


O U C H !!!! big grin

 
POINT 2019-04-02 19:00:59 

In reply to Chrissy

I agree with your assessment regarding
the Selection of Players at every stage of the Game .

This is precisely why I have stated
that ALL Cricket Boards MUST be Restructured . The MASA MENTALITY that
permeates ALL Cricket Boards must come
to an end .

Let once again state that these despicable Acts are precisely why
I want Players Representations on ALL Cricket Boards .

 
Chrissy 2019-04-02 21:43:34 

In reply to POINT

Yep - we had player representation from all age groups at our community football club.

 
Headley 2019-04-02 22:02:31 

In reply to Narper

Yes my brother I've climbed the tabanca tree. lol
I came down safely but some men don't make it back.


Really hurts when applied by a woman with a callous temperament. I suspect my brethren Larr has never really come back from that tabanca tree. lol lol lol

BTW Ignore Corporal Jones. lol He will get a spirit lash soon. lol