Darren Sammy lashes out at WICB after Simmons sack
Published - Sep 14, 2016 2:14 pm | Updated - Sep 14, 2016 2:14 pm
Just a few hours after West Indies coach Phil Simmons was sacked, former skipper Darren Sammy took to social media to lash out yet again at the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB). The WICB has been on the receiving end of a considerable amount of flak following some of the difficult decisions they have had to make following the conclusion of the World T20, a tournament that saw the Windies victorious.
In spite of leading the Windies to an unprecedented win in the World T20 earlier this year, Phil Simmons has failed to live up to the expectations set in the other formats of the game. While they may be somewhat victorious in the shortest format, they have been in a downward spiral in Test matches.
Their most notable loss was against India at home where they were handed a demoralizing 2-0 defeat. Virat Kohli and his men showed no mercy as the Windies soon found that they had a substantial amount of work to do when it came to their performances in Test matches.
Prior to his stint with the West Indies cricket team, Phil Simmons was in charge of the Ireland team that met with a considerable amount of success. However, with Simmons no longer affiliated to the WICB, it seems as though the Windies will be looking to an overseas coach to fill the void.
Former Cricketers Jimmy Adams and Richard Pybus were shortlisted for succeeding Simmons as the coach of the national team.However, recent reports of Cricbuzz suggest that team manager Joel Garner along with coaches Henderson Springer and Roddy Estwick will travel with the team to the United Arab Emirates.
Darren Sammy was the causality before Simmons when he was allegedly sacked by the WICB as T20I skipper by a 30-second phone call. His tweet read: “Just prove to me what I already knew. If the blind leads the blind they are bound to fall in a pit.”
First act after the publicity stunt meeting in Florida https://t.co/2HRSyp6PmG
— Daren Sammy (@darrensammy88) September 14, 2016