There are reports of a split in the team ahead of the West Indies tour of India. It has said in many media reports that some players in the West Indies team are being deliberately harass. Some voice notes related to this matter are also going viral. In which there has talked of a rift in the team. However, the West Indies Cricket Board and the coach of the team have made it clear that there is no division in the team. All these news are rumors.
Oden Smith Dropped From Team
Team coach Phil Simmons has said on this matter that all this news is just rumors, which are being spread to malign the image of the team’s captain Pollard. Oden Smith was dropped from the team to replace Rovman Powell in the West Indies squad. After this, it has come to the fore that there is a split in the team and some players are being deliberately harassed. Smith is also one of them.
West Indies Cricket Board has given clarification
West Indies Cricket Board has already given clarification on this matter. It has been said from the board that there is no rift in the team. There is no difference between Captain Pollard and the rest of the players.
what was the coach’s statement?
West Indies coach Phil Simmons said on this matter that you do not make anyone a victim. You don’t try to bring anyone down. You first try to make players a better person and then try to make a better cricketer. You want to help the person next to you.
Smith played the first two T20 Internationals of the five-match series. He bowled only one over in the first T20 and not bowled in the second match.
by the team. Simmons said that he believed Rovman was a better choice for the third match. That’s why he gave the opportunity.
West Indies playing T20 series against England
West Indies team is currently playing the T20 series against England. The Caribbean team has a 2-1 lead in the five-match series. Taking a lead in the series against England after a poor show in the 2021 T20 World Cup is a delight for West Indies. After England, the West Indies team will play a series of three ODIs and three T20 matches against India.