Phil Simmons. Photo Credit: Cricket West Indies
PHILLIP “Phil” Simmons has been appointed coach of the West Indies cricket team for a second time.
The 56-year-old Trinidadian first served as West Indies coach from 2015-2016 before he was fired for “differences in culture and strategic approach.”
Reports stated that Simmons received a hefty settlement after being fired.
A release on Monday from Cricket West Indies said Simmons has been appointed.
He was one of three persons shortlisted for the post with former West Indies players Desmond Haynes and Floyd Reifer the other two.
Simmons was coach of the Barbados Tridents who won the 2019 Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) title on Saturday at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy in Tarouba, Trinidad.
Simmons in recent times has coached Zimbabwe, Ireland and Afghanistan.
He has been given a four-year contract by CWI.
The CWI recruitment panel included CWI vice-president Dr Kishore Shallow, director of cricket Jimmy Adams, human resources manager Oneka Martin-Bird, independent director Debra Coryat-Lewis, director Enoch Lewis and independent consultant Dr Rudi Webster.