St. John’s, Antigua — The West Indies Cricket Board has learnt of the comments from Head Coach of the West Indies team Phil Simmons in the print and electronic media which appear to question the legitimacy of the selection process of the One-day International squad for the Tour of Sri Lanka.
As a result, the Management of the WICB has taken action to suspend the Head Coach, pending an investigation into the issue.
The Head Coach will not now travel with the team on the Tour of Sri Lanka.
In the meantime, the Management has advised that the coaching responsibilities of the Head Coach will pass to Eldine Baptiste, a member of the WICB Selection Panel, until the matter is cleared up.
Baptiste was already a member of the original tour party to Sri Lanka as the “selector-on-tour”.