West Indies head coach Phil Simmons in danger of losing job
West Indies are on a tour of England to play three-match Test series. The first Test of the series will start on July 8. But before that, Caribbean head coach Phil Simmons is in danger of losing his job.
The Windies team is in a ‘sterile’ environment at the Team Hotel in England. Barbados Cricket Association chief Conde Riley has demanded that Simmons be fired for attending the funeral. He thinks that going out during the coaching of Windies has put the health of the players at risk.
Riley e-mailed the Windies Cricket Board about Simmons’ dismissal, cricket-based website ESPNcricinfo reported on Wednesday (July 1st).
“I am being bombarded by concerned parents and members of the BCA. This behaviour is inconsiderate and reckless. It endangers the lives of those 25 young men in the UK and in fact the entire management team and cannot be tolerated.”
“The English press will have a feast on his judgement and I suggest we act swiftly,” he added.
Simmons left the hotel on Friday (June 26) to attend his father-in-law’s funeral. However, the Caribbean Cricket Board said he went out with permission.
The board said Simmons had undergone two coronavirus tests since last Friday. Twice the result was negative.