Second time out of the first round
It was the first time since the first tournament in South Africa in 2007 that a West Indies team had failed to progress beyond the group stage. “His final tournament will be a two-Test series against Australia from November 30 to December 12,” Cricket West Indies (CWI) said in a statement on Monday night. Some reports in the local media have said that according to his contract he will have to give 12 weeks’ notice to his employers and will therefore leave the team in January next year.
Former West Indies all-rounder 59-year-old Simmons described the team’s early exit from the T20 World Cup as disappointing. “I accept that not only the team is disappointed, but also the proud countries we represent,” Simmons said in the statement.
“We weren’t good enough and now we have to watch the whole tournament without our participation,” said Simmons, who played 26 Tests and 143 ODIs for the West Indies from 1987 to 1999. It’s disappointing and I apologize to my fans for that.
The team that has become a champion in coaching
He was also the head coach in 2016 when West Indies won their second T20 World Cup title by defeating England at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. After his first short stint, Simmons was re-appointed head coach in October 2019 to a four-year term. However, he was controversially sacked even then.
“From a personal point of view, this is not a sudden move but one that I have been considering for some time now and now is the time to make it public that I will be the head coach of the West Indies,” Simmons said. End of Test series against Australia.” I will leave this post