West Indies head coach Simmons in self-isolation

West Indies head coach Phil Simmons has attended a funeral amid England tour. Since then he has kept himself in self-isolation.

West Indies head coach Simmons in self-isolation

However, Caribbean fast bowler Alzarri Joseph said that there would be no hindrance in the preparation of the team in absence of the head coach of the team.

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Simmons attended a funeral on Friday. He had since been in self-isolation at his hotel in Old Trafford. He will have to prove negative in the coronavirus Test to join the team.

“That doesn’t really disrupt our preparations,” Joseph told British media on Saturday.

“We have our jobs to do – we have our preparation to keep going with. We have a very big coaching staff here that are very supportive of each other, so that’s not really a problem for anyone.”

Assistant coaches Roddy Estwick and Rayon Griffith will oversee the team’s second warm-up match. This match will start on Monday. The three-match Test series against hosts England will start on July 8 in Southampton.

The next two matches will be in Manchester. All matches will be played in bio-secure environment and in a stadium without spectators.

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