Phil Simmons has been fired as head coach of the West Indies, six months after guiding the team to the World T20 title.
The West Indies Cricket Board said “differences in culture and strategic approach” were behind the decision to terminate Simmons’ contract after 18 months in charge.
Simmons was briefly suspended last September for questioning the country’s selection policy, after Dwayne Bravo and Kieron Pollard were omitted from West Indies’ ODI squad for a series in Sri Lanka. Simmons was reinstated two months later after apologising.
Team manager Joel Garner and coaches Henderson Springer and Roddy Estwick will take charge of the team for its upcoming T20 matches against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates.