Phil Simmons voiced his displeasure despite the fact that the board is having difficulty selecting the finest team possible for the forthcoming Twenty20 World Cup because the majority of cricketers are either participating in franchise leagues in other countries or are injured.
Phil Simmons, the head coach of the devastated West Indies cricket team, said in an interview that he didn’t believe he should have to beg players to join the team. The majority of cricketers are either participating in franchise leagues in other countries or are out injured, so the board is having trouble selecting the best squad possible for the upcoming Twenty20 World Cup. The former opener voiced his dissatisfaction despite the fact that the board is having trouble making this decision. “It is painful. It cannot be stated any more plainly than that. But what options do you have? I don’t think it’s appropriate for me to be pleading with individuals to play for their own countries. If you truly wish to represent the West Indies, I believe you will put yourself for consideration “ESPNcricinfo cited Simmons as saying something, and he said it.
“Life has evolved in the sense that individuals now have the opportunities to go different countries,” he continued, “and if they pick that in lieu of West Indies, that’s just how it is.”
The list of people who did not show up is very long. Andre Russell, the outstanding all-rounder, is now participating in the Hundred, hence he has not made himself available for selection. Sunil Narine is also participating in the Hundred. Both Evin Lewis and Oshane Thomas failed to show up for their respective physical examinations, while Sheldon Cottrell, Fabian Allen, and Roston Chase were unable to participate due to injury.
Even though the recent loss to India by a score of 1-4 was a setback for the team, they will have one more opportunity to test the remaining players in an international setting before the Twenty20 championship. This opportunity will come in the form of a three-game series against New Zealand, which will begin later on today.
Russell, the main selector, was asked about his availability, and Desmond Haynes’ response was, “From what I have learned, I assume he is unavailable because he hasn’t made himself accessible.”
“I hope that everyone can make it on the West Indies team. It is extremely important to me that every single one of the boys be able to participate in the game “Haynes stated.
“But you must realise that the guys have options now, and if guys are selecting other franchises over West Indies, then we have to pick from who is available to us,” “But you must realise that the boys have options now,” During the months of October and November, Australia will play host to the T20 World Cup.
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