Cricket West Indies has sacked its selection committee on Saturday (December 18) and also set up an interim selection panel. And, they have also announced that there will be a new panel soon. Meanwhile, Head coach Phil Simmons will lead the interim panel along with the captains in the respective formats of the men’s game as well.
“Jimmy Adams, CWI’s Director of Cricket, will oversee the process,” the CWI shared. However, this will end the term of chief selector Roger Harper and his colleague Miles Bascombe. While their contract will end on December 31, they are not going to extend that as well.
“The recruitment will replace Lead Selector Roger Harper and fellow Selector Miles Bascombe, whose contracts will not be renewed when they come to an end on December 31,” the CWI shared in a statement. While talking about the sacking, CWI chief Ricky Skerritt said that there is nothing more to say as the statement itself is enough, he said to Cricbuzz.
Recently, Pakistan has whitewashed the West Indies team in a Twenty20 International series and they had also failed to reach the semi-final stage of the ICC T20 World Cup in UAE whereas they went into the tournament as defending champions.
“I would like to thank CWI for the opportunity to serve West Indies cricket in the role of lead selector and I wish the organisation the very best for the future. I would also like to thank all those whose efforts and cooperation helped me to perform my role efficiently. Special thanks to Miles for his professionalism and teamwork. God bless,” Harper, a former West Indies player, has said.
However, the West Indies Men’s next series will be against Ireland at Sabina Park, Jamaica which included a three-match ODI series on January 8, 11 and 14, and a one-off T20I on January 16 as well. Meanwhile, the one-off game could be the farewell game for the veteran batsman Chris Gayle as well.