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Simmons promises to expose truth behind Afg

Sangfroid 2019-06-19 19:01:22 

Five matches played, five matches lost. Afghanistan are currently bottom of the World Cup table, and just four matches left to play, the wounds inflicted by England's brutal 150-run win only making things worse. Beyond the playing field, too, things are bad, with what seems like a big fallout between the head coach, Phil Simmons, and former fast bowler Dawlat Ahmadzai, who had been demoted from chairman of selectors to the junior selection panel midway through the World Cup.

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Narper 2019-06-19 19:03:50 

In reply to Sangfroid

Why is Phil ALWAYS involved in situations like these?

Nobody cares about the truth behind the burka wink

Sangfroid 2019-06-19 19:04:30 

I was wondering the same thing
big grin

Tryangle 2019-06-19 19:12:26 

It all unraveled so fast for this team.

They haven't played in English conditions. They qualified from Zimbabwe, and of all the teams have lacked the most match practice in England.
Their selection process, including the sacking of Asghar Afghan, wasn't received well by the star players in the side.
It's no secret that coach Simmons has actively courted the West Indies looking for a recall.
The Mohammad Shahaz drama.
Not a good tournament for the newest Full Member squad.

And now the potential for more drama from Simmons? Good lord.

Emir 2019-06-19 19:22:28 

In reply to Narper

Afghan culture is chaotic, so this has nothing to do with Phil, but once it affected him, he took principled stand, so while it may seem controversy follows him, the fact is he stands up when another coach would have kept his mouth shut.

Just like Mikey Arthur does despite the turmoil in Pak. It why he is so liked by his players.

ponderiver 2019-06-19 19:50:13 

In reply to Emir

Chaotic as it is this is one time that Phil needs to keep his mouth shut
All this, comess serves no purpose

Narper 2019-06-19 21:37:18 

In reply to Emir

How could he not know what he was getting to?
Phil biggest mistake was to leave Ireland

Emir 2019-06-19 22:47:48 

In reply to Narper

That is all irrelevant to the facts here.

He completed his Irish mission with much success and ditto for Afghanistan, a country and culture that does not deserve him and a set of massively ungrateful neemakarams