Phil Simmons will leave his position as head coach of the West Indies. It comes after a disastrous T20 World Cup for the West Indies, as they were eliminated before the Super 12 round in Australia after losses to Scotland and Ireland.
Simmons’ final assignment, according to Cricket West Indies, will be the two-Test series against Australia from November 30 to December 12.
In a statement, Simmons stated, “I acknowledge that the great nations we represent as well as the squad is hurting.”
“It’s heartbreaking and upsetting, but we simply didn’t show up. We were not competitive enough, therefore we are now forced to observe a competition from the sidelines. I sincerely apologize for the incomprehensible situation to our supporters and fans.
Simmons claimed that while there were “aspects” of the “special challenge” of coaching the West Indies that he had appreciated, he had been thinking about leaving before the World Cup failure.
Simmons said, “From a personal standpoint, this is not a snap decision; it is a decision I have been thinking about for some time and now is the moment to make public that I will resign as West Indies head coach after the conclusion of the Test series against Australia.”