ST. JOHN’S, Antigua – The West Indies Cricket Board reinstated Phil Simmons today to his duties as Head Coach of the West Indies Senior Men’s Team.
Simmons was suspended from his duties as Head Coach after inappropriately commenting on and disclosing the specific voting of individual selectors of the WICB’s Selection Panel when selecting the West Indies Men’s Senior Squad to tour Sri Lanka in October and November 2015.
Simmons’ reinstatement was conditioned upon:
- issuance to him of a letter of reprimand for his inappropriate public comments; and
- Simmons making a public apology to the WICB and persons whom he may have offended (Details for the download of the audio from Simmons’ public apology are below).
Going forward, and as a separate matter, the WICB will immediately investigate the allegations made by Simmons, and take the necessary and appropriate action following this investigation.