Some in the Caribbean want Pollard, Simmons gone says CWI Chief

Cricket West Indies president Ricky Skerritt has said captain Kieron Pollard and coach Phil Simmons have been under fire from some loud critics in the Caribbean who want them sacked. Addressing the issue head-on, Skerritt, however, ruled out immediate changes.

The West Indies team arrives in India on February 2 to play three ODIs and as many Twenty20 Internationals starting on February 6.

The leadership of the West Indies team has been under attack for some time, particularly since the poor showing in the Twenty20 World Cup in UAE, where the two-time defending champions failed to make the knockouts. The team lost an ODI series to Ireland recently 1-2 but won the five-match T20I series against formidable England 3-2.

Skerritt has also ruled out seeking another term for the president post which he has been holding since 2019.

The CWI president is elected for two years and the next elections are due next year when Skerritt hopes the board will back his vice-president Kishore Shallow.