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West Indies reinstate Phil Simmons
11 Nov 2015 16:04
Former Ireland cricket boss Phil Simmons has been restored to his role as West Indies head coach after publicly apologising for the outburst which led to his suspension in September.
The West Indies Cricket Board punished Simmons for revealing the voting of individual selectors ahead of the tour to Sri Lanka in October and November.
The 52-year-old was particularly aggrieved at the continued absence of all-rounders Dwayne Bravo and Kieron Pollard, saying he was not getting the "best 50-over ODI squad" available to him.
Eldine Baptiste, a member of the WICB selection panel, took charge of the Windies in Simmons' absence and presided over a 3-0 ODI whitewash defeat, having already lost both Tests.
Simmons has now been reinstated conditioned upon "issuance to him of a letter of reprimand for his inappropriate public comments" and "making a public apology to the WICB and persons whom he may have offended."

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