Phil Simmons
Phil Simmons. (Picture by Ryan Pierse/Getty Pictures)C

West Indies had been subjected to a thrashing by India of their just lately concluded T20I sequence, and head coach Phil Simmons has lamented the unavailability of a few of their outstanding white-ball cricketers, stating that the directors received’t beg them to play for the West Indies.

West Indies cricket has suffered significantly in white-ball cricket because of inconsistent performances and the absence of a few of their finest gamers, who’ve opted to take part in franchise cricket as an alternative of donning the maroon jersey.

International T20 stars, Andre Russell and Sunil Narine are presently that includes in England’s premier home white-ball match The Hundred; Oshane Thomas and Evin Lewis haven’t come good in health assessments, whereas Sheldon Cottrell, Fabian Allen, and Roston Chase are injured, hindering the Caribbean aspect’s preparations for the upcoming T20 World Cup in Australia.

The group’s head coach Phil Simmons spoke about gamers selecting franchise cricket over nationwide duties and made a daring assertion saying that he received’t beg them to play for his or her nation. It needs to be their resolution.

“It hurts. There’s no different solution to put it. However what are you able to do? I don’t assume that I needs to be begging individuals to play for his or her international locations. I feel if you wish to symbolize West Indies, you’ll make your self obtainable. Life has modified, in that folks have the alternatives to go totally different locations, and in the event that they select that over West Indies, that’s simply how it’s,” Simmons was quoted as saying by ESPNcricinfo.

I’ll love everybody to play for West Indies: Desmond Haynes

Andre Russell, some of the fearsome all-rounders within the shortest format of the sport, hasn’t featured for the Males in Maroon for the reason that T20 World Cup final yr. Although he has been a part of a number of home T20 leagues, he’s unavailable for the nationwide group. West Indies chief selector Desmond Haynes is bewildered by the all-rounder’s stance and said that it’s a thriller to him.

“From what I’ve gathered, I feel he’s unavailable as a result of he hasn’t made himself obtainable. I’ll love everybody to play for West Indies. However you could understand that the blokes have choices now, and if guys are selecting different franchises in entrance of West Indies, then we now have to choose from who is accessible to us,” Haynes said.



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