I don't think that I should be begging people to play for their countries: West Indies coach Phil Simmons

It has become difficult for West Indies to form a team. Another edition of the T20 World Cup will be held in October, but Caribbean head coach Phil Simmons does not know which players he will get for the World Cup.

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Caribbean cricketers play in all the franchise leagues of the world. But the reluctance of the cricketers can be seen when playing for their own national team. Star all-rounder Andre Russell did not play international cricket after the last T20 World Cup. Sunil Narine has not played in the national team for a long time. Many of the youngsters are also leaning towards the franchise leagues.
It has become difficult for West Indies to form a team. Another edition of the T20 World Cup will be held in October, but Caribbean head coach Phil Simmons does not know which players he will get for the World Cup.
Simmons said,
"It hurts. There's no other way to put it. But what can you do? I don't think that I should be begging people to play for their countries. I think if you want to represent West Indies, you will make yourself available."
"Life has changed, in that people have the opportunities to go different places and if they choose that over West Indies, that's just how it is."
Players have to inform the board or team themselves if they want to play for West Indies. Simmons, however, understands that franchise cricket is now the most important thing for the players.
"I will love everyone to play for West Indies. I would love to make sure that all the guys make themselves available to play," Haynes said. "But you must realise that the guys have options now, and if guys are choosing other franchises in front of West Indies, then we have to pick from who is available to us,” lead selector Desmond Haynes said.
Franchise leagues scramble to get Andre Russell in the team. However, Haynes has no information whether he will play in the World Cup or not. "From what I have gathered, I think he is unavailable because he hasn't made himself available," Haynes added.