Former West Indies fast bowler Curtly Ambrose slammed the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) for their decision to dismiss Phil Simmons as head coach on the eve of the team’s series against Pakistan.
Ambrose was the bowling coach of West Indies team, but he was sacked by the WICB, followed by him WICB sacked head coach Phil Simmons and Test captain Jason Holder
Simmons, a former West Indies, was fired hours before the players a flight for the United Arab Emirates to play in Pakistan in three T20s, three ODIs, and three Tests.
“The timing is wrong, to be quite blunt,” declared Ambrose on Saturday. Simmons’ sacking has triggered angry responses from an increasing number of cricketers including Kieron Pollard and Darren Sammy.
“If you weren’t happy with the things he said, why to pull a coach off a tour two or three days before?” said Ambrose.
The WICB has said its decision to sack Simmons was based on Public pronouncements of the coach as well as differences in cultural and strategies approach.
West Indies will play three-match T20, three-match ODI series, and two match Test series.
West Indies recently won the T20I series against India in Florida but lost the Test series by a 2-0 margin.
West Indies are the current WT20 Champion so their matches against Pakistan in Dubai will stir up fans’ encouragement.