Simmons asks for more time to face WICB

Phil Simmons
Phil Simmons

West Indies coach Phil Simmons has asked that a meeting with the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) be postponed.

The coach was expected to meet with the WICB Human Resources Committee on Sunday, but according to the Trinidad and Tobago Guardian, however, the meeting has been postponed until a few days’ time after Simmons asked for more for a longer interval to prepare.

Simmons was suspended after facing backlash following his comments regarding the selection process regarding the one-day team for the upcoming tour of Sri Lanka. He made the shocking move of slamming the omission of Kieron Pollard and Dwayne Bravo from the yet-to-be announced ODI squad, claiming there had been “outside interference” in the selection process.

Simmons has, however, since apologised for the outburst referring to it as a lapse in judgement cause by a “moment of madness.”

At the meeting the coach is expected to be asked to justify his comments regarding the accusation of outside interference.  Should he be unable to justify the statement he is expected to face the disciplinary committee.

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