Simmons’ hearing postponed

Simmons' fate will be decided next week

Simmons’ fate will be decided next week

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Phil Simmons will have to wait to learn whether he will still be the West Indies’ head coach after his disciplinary hearing was postponed until next week.

It is understood that Simmons was asked to appear in front of a human resources panel from the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) on Saturday. However, Simmons didn’t show up and his lawyer later said that the 52-year-old should have been told in advance.

The hearing has now been rescheduled, but a date has not been provided.

Simmons was suspended on September 28 after he claimed that outside influence was stopping the West Indies from fielding their best possible ODI squad for the upcoming tour of Sri Lanka.

Simmons also revealed that he and chief selector Clive Lloyd wanted to draft all-rounders Dwyane Bravo and Kieron Pollard into the squad, but their hopes of doing so were dashed when they were outvoted 3-2 in a selection meeting.

Simmons has since apologised for his actions and admitted that his outburst was a “schoolboy error in a moment of madness”.

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