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West Indies got a big setback after being out of the T20 World Cup, the legend will leave the team

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West Indies team could win only one match
The performance was poor in the last World Cup too.

St. Jones. West Indies head coach Phil Simmons will step down after the team’s poor performance in the T20 World Cup. The team could not make it to the Super-12 round. West Indies are the most successful team of the tournament with wins in T20 World Cup 2012 and 2016. But in the current season (T20 World Cup 2022), the team was eliminated from the tournament with defeats against Scotland and Ireland in the group round. The team defeated Zimbabwe in the round robin league, but finished last in the 4 team group. This was the first time since the first tournament in South Africa in 2007 that West Indies failed to progress beyond the group round.

Cricket West Indies (CWI) said in a statement, ‘His last tournament will be a 2-Test series against Australia from 30 November to 12 December.’ Some reports in the local media said that according to his contract he would have to give 12 weeks’ notice to his employers and would therefore leave the team in January next year. The 59-year-old Simmons, a former West Indies all-rounder, described the team’s early exit from the T20 World Cup as disappointing.

i apologize
Phil Simmons said in the statement that I accept that it is not only the team that is disappointed. Rather, the proud nations we represent are also disappointed. It’s disappointing, but we didn’t play as expected. Simmons, who played 26 Tests and 143 ODIs for the West Indies from 1987 to 1999, said that we were not good enough and now we have to watch an entire tournament without our participation. This is disappointing and I apologize to my fans for this.

Won World Cup in 2016
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 for a 4-year stint. However, at that time also he was dismissed controversially. Simmons said that this was not a sudden move from a personal point of view, but a step that I had been contemplating for some time. It is now time to make it public that I will step down as the head coach of the West Indies at the end of the Test series against Australia.

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Earlier this year, under Simmons’ guidance, West Indies beat England 1-0 in the Test series to win the Richards-Botham Trophy. West Indies also defeated Bangladesh in their last Test series.

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