Phil Simmons named as Windies head coach

Phil Simmons is now the head coach of the West Indies men's senior team. (Photo: BBC Sports)
Phil Simmons is now the head coach of the West Indies men’s senior team. (Photo: BBC Sports)

Former West Indies batsman Phil Simmons has been named head coach of the men’s senior team.

Simmons, who received a four-year contract, beat out test legend Desmond Haynes and incumbent Floyd Reifer for the position.

The 56-year-old led West Indies for 18 months before being dramatically sacked in September 2016 just five months after overseeing the Caribbean side’s capture of the Twenty20 World Cup in India.