West Indies reinstate head coach Simmons


West Indies have confirmed that Phil Simmons has been reinstated as head coach.

Simmons was suspended from the role in September after making criticial remarks about the selection process ahead of West Indies' tour to Sri Lanka.

The 52-year-old slammed "interference from outside" after Dwayne Bravo Kieron Pollard were omitted from the Windies' one-day and Twenty20 international squads for the trip.

His comments were condemned by chairman of selectors Clive Lloyd, who said West Indies could not condone his outburst.

However, Simmons is now set to resume his role with the national team.

"The West Indies Cricket Board reinstated Phil Simmons today [Tuesday] to his duties as head coach of West Indies Men's Team," West Indies posted on Twitter.

West Indies have endured a miserable tour in Sri Lanka having been whitewashed in the Test and one-day international series'.

They also trail 1-0 in the two-match Twenty20 series, and have one last chance to get a win on the board in Wednesday's second T20.