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HEADLINE: Simmonsí Work Cut Out For Him 2019-10-31 20:37:13 

At the time of writing, in just over a week, the Windies cricket team will be embarking on a tour which will comprise a one-off Test match against Afghanistan along with a trio of one-day internationals (ODIs) and Twenty20 (T20) matches. 

It will be the first set of encounters after the reappointment of head coach, Phil Simmons. That predictable announcement has come from the new Cricket West Indies President Ricky Skerritt. The Kittitian, by his previous appointments, seemed to be sending a message to all those who cared to listen, that his philosophy was clearly not going to be of the ‘business as usual’ nature. His mantra spoke to a house cleaning and replacements would be those who, in the opinion of his affiliates, would bring new fortunes to the fading image of the region’s cricket.

There are those who expressed the thought that Skerritt was somewhat hasty in removing the previous coach, Richard Pybus, from his position, especially since he had taken the team through a 2-1 victory against the England Lions in a recently concluded Test series, and also drawing the ODI series at 2-2. All three T20 matches were lost to the Englishmen. In the interim, Floyd Reifer was named and the Windies were back to their losing ways against the touring Indians in all formats of the game.

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birdseye 2019-10-31 21:14:08 

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I haven’t been paying much attention to WI cricket --- isn’t this Simmons second go as WI coach?

sgtdjones 2019-10-31 21:47:11 

These cricket writers are clueless about players picked.
Pooran is not in the test squad...sigh

Simmo knows it will not be an easy task to get up in the ICC rankings. He has players that are unproven , and those that are show various flaws when playing.

He will need more than luck, but CWI teams start off with
success and end in failure.

Interesting series lie ahead.