Phil Simmons

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Phil Simmons said : “We haven’t had any centuries in the series,” “There are two days left to bat and someone needs to get themselves a big hundred. There is plenty of time in the game so we need to be more determined to get big scores” External link

taipeitimes Monday, July 27, 2020 8:29:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “He was lucky it came off the gloves first,” “He has a little cut on the inside of his lip, but no damage to his teeth” External link

taipeitimes Monday, July 27, 2020 8:29:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons told : "We haven't had any centuries in this series so I'm always going to be putting pressure on them to go out there and get it," External link

business-standard Monday, July 27, 2020 4:31:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : "Wherever you go it's going to be tough, in England's it's going to be toughest with two bowlers, one there in 600, one there in 500 wickets and it's going to make things hard," External link

business-standard Monday, July 27, 2020 4:31:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “Tomorrow is only the fourth day so they got a lot of time to bat and we got to show that determination to get big scores” External link

stabroeknews Monday, July 27, 2020 9:32:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “Yeah I think the Dowrich issue and the Shannon issue, it doesn’t add up to having fresh legs. I think they were all fresh enough when we started the Test match,” External link

trinidadexpress Monday, July 27, 2020 2:47:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “There was consideration of everyone. At the end of the day we thought the team we played was the best one for this game, added to the fact that it was the challenge game, having been at 1-1, so I think every consideration was taken and we made the decision to go with the eleven that we went with” External link

trinidadexpress Monday, July 27, 2020 2:47:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : "He was lucky it came off the gloves first," "He has a little cut on the inside of his lip, but no damage to his teeth" External link

newindianexpress Monday, July 27, 2020 12:12:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : "He was lucky it came off the gloves first," "He has a little cut on the inside of his lip, but no damage to his teeth" External link

afp-en Sunday, July 26, 2020 10:37:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said ( about Ben Stokes ) : “If you go out and drop him (Stokes) within six balls (11) of the start, well then you’ve got problems,” “It’s our doing that, he had the opportunity to go on and show what he’s made of” External link

guyanachronicle Wednesday, July 22, 2020 6:06:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “We’ve had five or six fifties, and no one has converted to a hundred,” “It’s something that we’ve been talking about a lot — and no one has taken up that opportunity in this game yet again, so it is disappointing” External link

taipeitimes Tuesday, July 21, 2020 8:21:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said ( about Stuart Broad ) : “For me, we lost control of the game in five or six overs with the new ball yesterday [Sunday] evening in a place where we were in a good position to bat through the day and then some of today and close out the game,” “But the spell from Broad is where I think we lost the game” External link

taipeitimes Tuesday, July 21, 2020 8:21:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “They haven’t fired, so we’ve got to take that into consideration over the next couple of days,” External link

kuwaittimes Tuesday, July 21, 2020 5:49:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “We’ve had five or six fifties and no one has converted to a hundred,” External link

kuwaittimes Tuesday, July 21, 2020 5:49:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said ( about Stuart Broad ) : “For me, we lost control of the game in five or six overs with the new ball yesterday (Sunday) evening in a place where we were in a good position to bat through the day and then some of today and close out the game,” “But the spell from Broad is where I think we lost the game” External link

kuwaittimes Tuesday, July 21, 2020 5:49:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : "They haven't fired, so we've got to take that into consideration over the next couple of days," External link

news18 Tuesday, July 21, 2020 1:25:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : "We've had five or six fifties and no one has converted to a hundred," External link

news18 Tuesday, July 21, 2020 1:25:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said ( about Stuart Broad ) : "For me, we lost control of the game in five or six overs with the new ball yesterday (Sunday) evening in a place where we were in a good position to bat through the day and then some of today and close out the game," "But the spell from Broad is where I think we lost the game" External link

news18 Tuesday, July 21, 2020 1:25:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “They haven’t fired, so we’ve got to take that into consideration over the next couple of days,” External link

citizen Tuesday, July 21, 2020 11:00:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “We’ve had five or six fifties and no one has converted to a hundred,” External link

citizen Tuesday, July 21, 2020 11:00:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said ( about Stuart Broad ) : “For me, we lost control of the game in five or six overs with the new ball yesterday (Sunday) evening in a place where we were in a good position to bat through the day and then some of today and close out the game,” “But the spell from Broad is where I think we lost the game” External link

citizen Tuesday, July 21, 2020 11:00:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “I think in the five days we still played some good cricket,” External link

trinidadexpress Tuesday, July 21, 2020 5:37:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons insisted : “We have to do something different,” External link

trinidadexpress Tuesday, July 21, 2020 5:37:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : "They haven't fired, so we've got to take that into consideration over the next couple of days," External link

afp-en Tuesday, July 21, 2020 12:09:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : "We've had five or six fifties and no one has converted to a hundred," External link

afp-en Tuesday, July 21, 2020 12:09:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said ( about Stuart Broad ) : "For me, we lost control of the game in five or six overs with the new ball yesterday (Sunday) evening in a place where we were in a good position to bat through the day and then some of today and close out the game," "But the spell from Broad is where I think we lost the game" External link

afp-en Tuesday, July 21, 2020 12:09:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “One of the things I like is the extended squad. I’ve been extremely happy with that,” External link

trinidadexpress Sunday, July 19, 2020 5:12:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons noted : “They will still have a lot to do. They will have their gym work, they will have to train and go in the nets during the day. There will be no just sitting in the hotel and just watching cricket. They will get a chance to watch but they will have work to do too,” External link

trinidadexpress Sunday, July 19, 2020 5:12:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons stated : “You never know what could happen. It is three back-to-back Tests and you never know when you can be called. I have been really impressed with the attitude of the reserves. It has been exciting to say the least for us as coaches to see what’s next in the pipeline and to work with them a little bit and try to push them and show them exactly what we need up here when they do finally select themselves,” External link

trinidadexpress Sunday, July 19, 2020 5:12:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : "Try to get him irrational, but I think he held his own. He looked at the situation and played it as well as he could have. So that shows that his mindset is improving, and that's all you can ask for," External link

business-standard Wednesday, July 15, 2020 9:10:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : "The hardest time for bowlers, after bowling from the morning, is that last session," External link

business-standard Wednesday, July 15, 2020 9:10:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said ( about Jermaine Blackwood ) : “I didn’t realise England were doing that but it’s what I would have done too to try to get him (Blackwood) irrational,” “But he held his own and played the situation as well as he could. That shows his mindset is improving” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, July 15, 2020 2:45:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said ( about Shannon Gabriel ) : "The hardest time for bowlers, after bowling from the morning, is that last session," "To see him (Gabriel) and Alzarri (Joseph) come up trumps in that session is so pleasing to us. With him coming back from that ankle surgery and working as hard he has worked since we've been here, it was a joy to see him successful in that period" External link

khaleejtimes Wednesday, July 15, 2020 2:34:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : "Try to get him irrational, but I think he held his own. He looked at the situation and played it as well as he could have. So that shows that his mindset is improving, and that`s all you can ask for," External link

dnaindia Wednesday, July 15, 2020 1:47:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said ( about Shannon Gabriel ) : “The hardest time for bowlers, after bowling from the morning, is that last session,” “To see him (Gabriel) and Alzarri (Joseph) come up trumps in that session is so pleasing to us. With him coming back from that ankle surgery and working as hard he has worked since we’ve been here, it was a joy to see him successful in that period” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, July 15, 2020 12:20:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said ( about Shannon Gabriel ) : “The hardest time for bowlers, after bowling from the morning, is that last session,” “To see him (Gabriel) and Alzarri (Joseph) come up trumps in that session is so pleasing to us. With him coming back from that ankle surgery and working as hard he has worked since we’ve been here, it was a joy to see him successful in that period” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, July 15, 2020 12:20:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : "I didn't realise England were doing that but it's what I would have done too to try to get him [ Blackwood ] irrational," "But he held his own and played the situation as well as he could. That shows his mindset is improving" External link

thedailystarBD Wednesday, July 15, 2020 9:50:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons stated : “I think definitely the fact that we had two guys getting sixties and a couple other guys getting 40s and not going to score hundreds” External link

stabroeknews Wednesday, July 15, 2020 9:33:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons told ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “You guard against complacency by just trying to do the same things you did before the first Test. We have to remember that yes, we won a Test match, but right now that Test match is history and we’ve got to be thinking about Thursday and what we do from Thursday to Sunday,” External link

trinidadexpress Wednesday, July 15, 2020 2:25:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said ( about John Campbell ) : “John seems to be fine and he is walking better and we’ll only know tomorrow (today). He looks like he’ll be fine so we haven’t thought about any replacements” External link

trinidadexpress Wednesday, July 15, 2020 2:25:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “The bowlers are good. They were rested today (yesterday) and they will come out and get some work tomorrow and be ready for the second Test match. We will see what the wicket says tomorrow and then we’ll know if it’s unchanged but everyone seems to be fine,” External link

trinidadexpress Wednesday, July 15, 2020 2:25:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “It was so pleasing to see him being able to come in that period (after tea on the fourth day) because the hardest time for bowlers to come back and bowl after bowling from (the) morning is that last session. To see him and Alzarri come up trumps in that session is pleasing to us. I think with him coming back from that ankle surgery and working as hard he’s worked since we’ve been here, it was a joy to see him successful in that period” External link

trinidadexpress Wednesday, July 15, 2020 2:25:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “It means a hell of a lot to all the players and all the staff on the tour. But it’s not just about now, it’s about life on the whole” External link

spiceislander Tuesday, July 14, 2020 2:39:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons saying : "It's what he does. He comes back and puts in the big spells for the team -- that's how he leads. I didn't expect anything different" External link

thedailystarBD Sunday, July 12, 2020 8:00:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “It’s what he does. He comes back and puts in the good spells for the team and that’s the way he leads his team,” External link

trinidadexpress Sunday, July 12, 2020 5:05:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons explained : “I didn’t expect anything different. He was bowling for a while and we expected a change but he wanted to get that breakthrough for his team. So I don’t expect anything different from him. That’s the quality he brings to the team,” External link

trinidadexpress Sunday, July 12, 2020 5:05:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons added : “This is the type of spell we want from him and need from him, so once he continues to improve the way he is, he’s going to be a threat going forward,” External link

trinidadexpress Sunday, July 12, 2020 5:05:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “All you can do is get the two remaining wickets for as little runs as possible and then bat normally,” External link

trinidadexpress Sunday, July 12, 2020 5:05:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons added : “As I said, we’ve got to get the two wickets and whatever is put in front of us, we have a day to bat and I think the confidence from the way we batted and the attitude towards batting in the first innings is going to be a huge plus for us when we bat in the second innings, whether we are chasing 170 or 190, it’s going to be the same attitude you need to chase it so I have confidence in that,” External link

trinidadexpress Sunday, July 12, 2020 5:05:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons saying : "It's what he does. He comes back and puts in the big spells for the team -- that's how he leads. I didn't expect anything different" External link

afp-en Saturday, July 11, 2020 10:17:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “It means a hell of a lot to all the players and all the staff on the tour. But it’s not just about now, it’s about life on the whole” External link

stabroeknews Thursday, July 9, 2020 9:21:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “His size has not been an issue. If you see him at slip and some of the catches he has taken, there is no issue there,” External link

pakobserver Thursday, July 9, 2020 2:42:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : "It's a huge blueprint for how cricket can move forward," External link

thepeninsulaqatar Wednesday, July 8, 2020 10:01:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : "It's a huge blueprint for how cricket can move forward," External link

afp-en Wednesday, July 8, 2020 8:34:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : "It's a huge blueprint for how cricket can move forward," External link

ibtimes Wednesday, July 8, 2020 8:00:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “It’s a huge blueprint for how cricket can move forward,” External link

kuwaittimes Wednesday, July 8, 2020 6:19:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : "It's a huge blueprint for how cricket can move forward," External link

afp-en Wednesday, July 8, 2020 5:14:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : "It's a huge blueprint for how cricket can move forward," External link

yahoo-au Wednesday, July 8, 2020 5:02:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons told : “I think that it’s going to be a toss-up between these two allrounders and hopefully Jason can do what’s necessary to get on top of Ben in this first Test,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, July 7, 2020 10:03:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons told : “I think that it’s going to be a toss-up between these two all-rounders and hopefully Jason can do what’s necessary to get on top of Ben in this first Test,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, July 7, 2020 2:04:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “I’m not concerned about the batting. The batsmen have worked very hard on getting to where they are now, and all that it takes now is for their mindset to be right for the Test match,” “We keep talking about the batting, and the bowling has been strong, but we must field well and catch well also to give ourselves that chance. Our frame of mind is that we have to play well in all three facets of the game in order to beat England” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, July 7, 2020 2:04:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons told : “I think that it’s going to be a toss-up between these two allrounders and hopefully Jason can do what’s necessary to get on top of Ben in this first Test,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, July 7, 2020 12:30:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons told : “We definitely have the belief. I think the attitude I have seen and especially today, the attitude in training, it shows me that guys have the belief that we can win the series here,” External link

stabroeknews Tuesday, July 7, 2020 9:40:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “We’ve spoken about it a bit,” External link

guyanachronicle Tuesday, July 7, 2020 5:35:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “I think there’s rivalry between the islands all the time,” External link

guyanachronicle Tuesday, July 7, 2020 5:35:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “It’s an exciting group of fast bowlers and the reserve group has made for an exciting four weeks for us as coaches,” External link

guyanachronicle Tuesday, July 7, 2020 5:35:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons added : “I’m not concerned about the batting,” External link

guyanachronicle Tuesday, July 7, 2020 5:35:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “Jason has played enough Test cricket now to know what he’s working on and, mentally, he’s where he wants to be,” “He might not have scored runs up in Manchester, but he’s been hitting the ball well” External link

guyanachronicle Tuesday, July 7, 2020 5:35:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “It’s a huge blueprint for how cricket can move forward,” External link

guardian Monday, July 6, 2020 11:35:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons replied : “Not much surprises me in life any more. But it has not had any impact on us as a squad preparing for the game. It was sad, going to a funeral. My father-in-law was very close to me. It’s just sad. That’s all I see” External link

guardian Monday, July 6, 2020 11:35:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : "There are changes in life. The pandemic has brought a lot of changes. Not being able to put saliva on the ball is huge because that’s what we’ve grown up with. But you must have other ways to do it. A couple of days in the practice game were hard, but now, we don’t have that headache. We found other ways to shine the ball and keep it in shape," External link

newindianexpress Monday, July 6, 2020 10:52:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “It means a hell of a lot to all the players, all the support staff on the tour,” External link

Hindu Monday, July 6, 2020 8:36:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “Not much surprises me in life anymore,” “It has not had any impact on us as a squad preparing for the game. It was sad to go to a funeral, and my father-in-law was very close to me. It’s just sad” External link

worcesternews Monday, July 6, 2020 8:16:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : "We are drawing on that. The test match before Headingley we were horrible and that seems to be like that most times we go on tour. We are trying to make sure that bad match is taken out of the equation and we start properly," External link

newindianexpress Saturday, July 4, 2020 9:03:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : "We are drawing on that. The test match before Headingley we were horrible and that seems to be like that most times we go on tour. We are trying to make sure that bad match is taken out of the equation and we start properly," External link

business-standard Saturday, July 4, 2020 6:11:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons told : "I think the batters have worked hard on getting to a mental stage of where they need to be because most of them have scored runs here," External link

khaleejtimes Saturday, July 4, 2020 10:08:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “He still paid a lot of attention to West Indies cricket, even in his 90s, and he could have a conversation with you about what was happening now as well as what happened in his time,” External link

stabroeknews Saturday, July 4, 2020 9:23:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons told : “I think the batters have worked hard on getting to a mental stage of where they need to be because most of them have scored runs here,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, July 4, 2020 9:03:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons told : "I think the batters have worked hard on getting to a mental stage of where they need to be because most of them have scored runs here," External link

channelnewsasia Saturday, July 4, 2020 12:30:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : "This has not been an easy time for my family. My wife was very close to her father and his passing has hurt us. There was no question of me not going to the funeral. My wife, my daughters and my son needed that support. I had to do what is right for my family, just as I will do what is right for CWI for the series," External link

business-standard Friday, July 3, 2020 11:31:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons added ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “My wife, my daughters and my son needed that support. Family is a huge thing for me. It won’t disrupt us, it will just make us a little stronger going into the Test series. Our focus is still on the series,” External link

india Thursday, July 2, 2020 11:05:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said ( about Jason Holder ) : “Jason has had a slight niggle on his ankle and that is what has held him back from bowling,” “He will be back to bowling in the four-day game and should be bowling his full quota. As for the batting if you get one ball and you’re out, that’s all you can do” External link

stabroeknews Saturday, June 27, 2020 9:38:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “he looks ready; that was evident here” “When you see how he bowled in the first innings, then again [Wednesday] and even more so [Thursday] morning, you could see he’s close to 100 per cent. Now we want to get him up to 100 just before the Test match,” External link

stabroeknews Saturday, June 27, 2020 9:38:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said ( about Jason Holder ) : “Jason has had a slight niggle on his ankle and that is what has held him back from bowling,” “He will be back to bowling in the four-day game and should be bowling his full quota. As for the batting if you get one ball and you’re out, that’s all you can do” External link

trinidadexpress Saturday, June 27, 2020 4:24:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “he looks ready; that was evident here” “When you see how he bowled in the first innings, then again [Wednesday] and even more so [Thursday] morning, you could see he’s close to 100 per cent. Now we want to get him up to 100 just before the Test match,” External link

trinidadexpress Saturday, June 27, 2020 4:24:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “The rivalry is always there because I think Ben is the type of person who wants to be number one and if Jason is up there, he will be always looking to do his best to get Jason’s position,” “I know Jason wants to be number one and that’s why he is there and he wants to keep that so the rivalry will be there throughout the series, and whenever the two guys are playing they are competitive in all aspects so I think that rivalry will be huge for this series” External link

trinidadexpress Saturday, June 27, 2020 4:24:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons pointed out : “Having young players in the team can be a plus for us but again, a couple of those young players have played a few games already and they have an idea of what it is like at this level and the other thing is they’re playing at home,” External link

trinidadexpress Saturday, June 27, 2020 4:24:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons told ( about Jason Holder ) : “Jason has had a slight niggle on his ankle and that is what has held him back from bowling, but that was always the plan for this match,” External link

thecourier Thursday, June 25, 2020 9:32:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons added ( about Shane Dowrich ) : “Shane is fine. I’ll need to see the doctor to see exactly what is wrong but he seems to be doing fine,” External link

thecourier Thursday, June 25, 2020 9:32:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “He looks ready, that was evident here,” “When you see how he bowled in the first innings, then again yesterday and even more so this morning you could see he’s close to 100 per cent. Now we want to get him up to 100 just before the Test match” External link

thecourier Thursday, June 25, 2020 9:32:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons told ( about Jason Holder ) : "Jason has had a slight niggle on his ankle and that is what has held him back from bowling, but that was always the plan for this match," External link

afp-en Thursday, June 25, 2020 9:27:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : "He looks ready, that was evident here," External link

afp-en Thursday, June 25, 2020 9:27:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons told ( about Jason Holder ) : “Jason has had a slight niggle on his ankle and that is what has held him back from bowling, but that was always the plan for this match,” External link

dailyecho Thursday, June 25, 2020 8:52:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons added ( about Shane Dowrich ) : “Shane is fine. I’ll need to see the doctor to see exactly what is wrong but he seems to be doing fine,” External link

dailyecho Thursday, June 25, 2020 8:52:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “He looks ready, that was evident here,” “When you see how he bowled in the first innings, then again yesterday and even more so this morning you could see he’s close to 100 per cent. Now we want to get him up to 100 just before the Test match” External link

dailyecho Thursday, June 25, 2020 8:52:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons added : "We definitely are thinking about things that we can do to show our solidarity with the movement. We definitely have plans to show our unity and our backing to it. The chats with the English are on-going and by the end of this week we'll see what we can do together," External link

business-standard Tuesday, June 23, 2020 3:45:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : "We definitely are thinking about things that we can do to show our solidarity with the movement," "We definitely have plans to show our unity and our backing to it. The chats with the English are on-going and by the end of this week we'll see what we can do together," External link

khaleejtimes Tuesday, June 23, 2020 11:34:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons added ( about Ekke Primauno ) : "The last week he's been at full tilt and he looks fit," "He's bowling as fast as I've seen him for a while so he's ready and close enough to the Test match" External link

khaleejtimes Tuesday, June 23, 2020 11:34:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons added : "The last week he's been at full tilt and he looks fit," "He's bowling as fast as I've seen him for a while so he's ready and close enough to the test match" External link

channelnewsasia Tuesday, June 23, 2020 9:17:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons added ( about Ekke Primauno ) : "The last week he's been at full tilt and he looks fit," "He's bowling as fast as I've seen him for a while so he's ready and close enough to the Test match" External link

news18 Tuesday, June 23, 2020 8:33:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons added : “We definitely are thinking about things that we can do to show our solidarity with the movement. We definitely have plans to show our unity and our backing to it. The chats with the English are on-going and by the end of this week we’ll see what we can do together,” External link

india Tuesday, June 23, 2020 6:30:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “The three-day game starts tomorrow (today) and the four-day game (next week) will help us to decide how we structure the batting, so I think there are possibilities in different directions... Jason (Holder) could bat six, (Shane) Dowrich could bat six, so we’ll look at the warm-up games and then make a decision” External link

trinidadexpress Tuesday, June 23, 2020 5:35:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons noted ( about Jason Holder ) : “The good thing about it is that quality of bowlers we have in the reserves makes it a worthwhile run out over the next three days because you will still have quality bowling at the other end. Everybody seems to be okay. The captain (Holder) had a little thing with his ankle but everyone seemed to be alright today (yesterday), batting and bowling” External link

trinidadexpress Tuesday, June 23, 2020 5:35:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said ( about Kraigg Brathwaite ) : “I think most of the senior batsmen are seasoned players and mentally I think they are tough. I think we just need to continue working on our skills because I think when you look back at Kraigg (Brathwaite) and Roston (Chase) and Shai (Hope), they are mentally tough because they have done it at this level, so it’s about making sure they are sharp and ready to go in the first game,” External link

trinidadexpress Tuesday, June 23, 2020 5:35:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons concluded : “We won at home and wanted to continue that trend but also wanted to make our own little piece of history, so I think the guys are really and truly up for the fight here,” External link

trinidadexpress Tuesday, June 23, 2020 5:35:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons told : “I think most of the senior batsmen are seasoned players,” External link

guyanachronicle Tuesday, June 23, 2020 4:24:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “When you come to England it’s always good to win in England,” External link

guyanachronicle Tuesday, June 23, 2020 4:24:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “For the last week he’s been at full tilt and he looks fit, he looks good, he’s bowling as fast as I’ve seen him for a while so he’s ready and close enough to the Test match” External link

southwalesargus Monday, June 22, 2020 9:54:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “For the last week he’s been at full tilt and he looks fit, he looks good, he’s bowling as fast as I’ve seen him for a while so he’s ready and close enough to the Test match” External link

yorkpress Monday, June 22, 2020 8:29:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “For the last week he’s been at full tilt and he looks fit, he looks good, he’s bowling as fast as I’ve seen him for a while so he’s ready and close enough to the Test match” External link

thecourier Monday, June 22, 2020 8:14:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “For the last week he’s been at full tilt and he looks fit, he looks good, he’s bowling as fast as I’ve seen him for a while so he’s ready and close enough to the Test match” External link

worcesternews Monday, June 22, 2020 7:49:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “For the last week he’s been at full tilt and he looks fit, he looks good, he’s bowling as fast as I’ve seen him for a while so he’s ready and close enough to the Test match” External link

pressandjournal Monday, June 22, 2020 7:38:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : "The rivalry is always there because I think Ben is the type of person who wants to be number one and Jason is up there," "They're competitive in all aspects so I think that rivalry is going to be huge for this series" External link

yahoo-au Monday, June 22, 2020 7:07:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : "The rivalry is always there because I think Ben is the type of person who wants to be number one and Jason is up there," "They're competitive in all aspects so I think that rivalry is going to be huge for this series" External link

afp-en Monday, June 22, 2020 6:35:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “There’s a lot of pressure on the batsmen to perform, because the bowling unit have been carrying the Test team for a while now,” External link

guyanachronicle Sunday, June 21, 2020 5:06:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : "There's a lot of pressure on the batsmen to perform because the bowling unit have been carrying the Test team for a while now," "It's something that we have been on a lot, not to put extra pressure on but we need to get that total of 400-450 in order to give (support to) this bowling unit - which I think is a top-class bowling unit, the fast bowlers especially" External link

afp-english Wednesday, June 17, 2020 10:29:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : "There's a lot of pressure on the batsmen to perform because the bowling unit have been carrying the Test team for a while now," "It's something that we have been on a lot, not to put extra pressure on but we need to get that total of 400-450 in order to give (support to) this bowling unit - which I think is a top-class bowling unit, the fast bowlers especially" External link

yahoo-au Wednesday, June 17, 2020 10:20:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons explained : “I think we have to make sure we put this into perspective. We’ve selected 14. Now Shannon, as we know, has come back from injury and I think being a senior member of the squad in the past two or three years, I think we will definitely have to look at him coming in if he is up to that fitness level leading into the first Test,” External link

trinidadexpress Tuesday, June 16, 2020 5:14:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “There is a lot of pressure on the batsmen to perform because the bowling unit has been carrying this Test team for a while now,” External link

trinidadexpress Tuesday, June 16, 2020 5:14:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons told : “Training has been going good, it’s been going very good,” External link

guyanachronicle Tuesday, June 16, 2020 4:56:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : "Shannon, as we know, has come back from injury, and being a senior member of the squad in the past, I think we would definitely have a look at him coming into the [squad] if he's up to that fitness level leading into the first Test," External link

timesofoman Monday, June 15, 2020 4:22:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : "There's a lot of pressure on the batsmen to perform because the bowling unit has been carrying the Test team for a while now," "It's something that we have been on a lot, not to put extra pressure on, but we need to get that total of 400-450 in order to give this bowling unit - which I think is a top-class bowling unit, the fast bowlers especially. So we need to get that 400-50 on a regular basis in order to give ourselves a chance of winning Test matches" External link

timesofoman Monday, June 15, 2020 4:22:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons told : “We have to put this in perspective. We selected 14, but Shannon, as we know, has come back from injury and being a senior member of the squad in the past two or three years we would have to look at him if he is up to that fitness level heading into the first Test,” External link

antiguaobserver Monday, June 15, 2020 11:24:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons told : “Training has been going good, it’s been going very good,” External link

stabroeknews Monday, June 15, 2020 9:11:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “I don’t know if it will increase our chances, because both teams are under the same umbrella - for want of a better word,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, June 14, 2020 5:12:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “Unfortunately, a few guys decided not to come but we are here with the best squad that we can have here. And from the way we’ve started our work, the guys have been putting in, I think we’ll be ready and looking to defend our trophy. We know what we’ll be missing,” “But in situations like this we have to work hard with the guys who are here and make sure that what we’re doing is putting them in a position to fill those two shoes for the series. Hopefully whoever fills the shoes can go on and be as great as they want to be” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, June 14, 2020 5:12:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : "I don't know if it will increase our chances, because both teams are under the same umbrella -- for want of a better word," External link

khaleejtimes Sunday, June 14, 2020 5:03:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons told : "There's always dominoes - as you can imagine if you've been to the Caribbean that is a highly explosive form of entertainment," External link

irishsun Sunday, June 14, 2020 11:22:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : "I don't know if it will increase our chances, because both teams are under the same umbrella - for want of a better word," External link

firstpost Sunday, June 14, 2020 9:50:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “I think that’s the important part of this tour,” External link

trinidadexpress Sunday, June 14, 2020 5:32:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons told : "There's always dominoes -- as you can imagine if you've been to the Caribbean that is a highly explosive form of entertainment," External link

khaleejtimes Saturday, June 13, 2020 8:09:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons told : "There's always dominoes - as you can imagine if you've been to the Caribbean that is a highly explosive form of entertainment," External link

channelnewsasia Saturday, June 13, 2020 7:33:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons told : "There's always dominoes ?- as you can imagine if you've been to the Caribbean that is a highly explosive form of entertainment," External link

yahoo-au Saturday, June 13, 2020 6:40:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons told : "There's always dominoes -- as you can imagine if you've been to the Caribbean that is a highly explosive form of entertainment," External link

afp-en Saturday, June 13, 2020 6:06:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “The thing about it is there is a lot of talk going on about it and until everything is put in place and settled on and agreed on by both sides, I’m just looking on hopeful it will happen…” External link

stabroeknews Sunday, May 31, 2020 4:28:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons told : “In a way, it’s nice [to be so low in the rankings], you might get a few of the big teams taking their eyes off us and they all know that’s a dangerous thing to do,” External link

trinidadexpress Wednesday, May 27, 2020 6:16:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons noted : “It (CPL) is an important part of selection for the West Indies squad and if a safe environment for it can be found and it can be played, it would be massive help for the players who would then be selected in the squad to go to the World Cup, if it’s on,” “They would’ve been playing T20 cricket – though it is only CPL and not the international games – and that would be an amount of match practice they would be getting from it” External link

trinidadexpress Wednesday, May 27, 2020 6:16:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons told : “In a way it’s nice [to be so low in the rankings], you might get a few of the big teams taking their eyes off us and they all know that’s a dangerous thing to do,” External link

stabroeknews Tuesday, May 26, 2020 10:16:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons noted : “It (CPL) is an important part of selection for the West Indies squad and if a safe environment for it can be found and it can be played, it would be massive help for the players who would then be selected in the squad to go to the World Cup if it’s on,” “They would’ve been playing T20 cricket – though it is only CPL and not the international games – and that would be an amount of match practice they would be getting from it” External link

stabroeknews Tuesday, May 26, 2020 10:16:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “We still have about 12 or 13 games before the World Cup so I think that’s enough time for us to put together the right squad and with the experience we have in T20 cricket, it won’t be as hard as the ODI series,” External link

guyanachronicle Wednesday, March 4, 2020 7:03:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons told : “My players have no problems being motivated,” External link

guyanachronicle Sunday, March 1, 2020 7:30:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons explained : “From the first game, definitely the way we fought back after (conceding) 78 off the first 10 overs and in the second one, the way that we bowled in the first 10 overs,” External link

guyanachronicle Sunday, March 1, 2020 7:30:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “The way China operates, when a challenge is put in its way, they really respond to that challenge,” External link

ChinaPost Thursday, February 6, 2020 3:47:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “The way China operates, when a challenge is put in its way, they really respond to that challenge,” External link

seattlepi Wednesday, February 5, 2020 5:04:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “The way China operates, when a challenge is put in its way, they really respond to that challenge,” External link

WashingtonPost Wednesday, February 5, 2020 4:48:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “The way China operates, when a challenge is put in its way, they really respond to that challenge,” External link

beaumontenterprise Wednesday, February 5, 2020 4:48:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “The way China operates, when a challenge is put in its way, they really respond to that challenge,” External link

680news Wednesday, February 5, 2020 4:37:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “The way China operates, when a challenge is put in its way, they really respond to that challenge,” External link

ABCnews Wednesday, February 5, 2020 4:29:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “I think the important thing in this series is for us to adjust quickly to the conditions that’s why we are going there a few days early,” External link

trinidadexpress Tuesday, February 4, 2020 5:20:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “The message is for us to play a complete game and not just bowl well or bat well or field well but play a complete game and finish the series three-nil,” External link

trinidadexpress Sunday, January 12, 2020 5:11:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “I am expecting a little more of what I saw in India,” External link

stabroeknews Tuesday, January 7, 2020 9:30:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “Ireland are a good team. They are resilient and they will give you a very good run,” External link

stabroeknews Tuesday, January 7, 2020 9:30:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “I am expecting a little more of what I saw in India,” External link

trinidadexpress Tuesday, January 7, 2020 4:58:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “Ireland are a good team. They are resilient and they will give you a very good run,” External link

trinidadexpress Tuesday, January 7, 2020 4:58:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said ( about Trevor Penney ) : "Trevor (Penney) is an excellent coach and has demonstrated this everywhere he has worked. " External link

firstpost Tuesday, December 31, 2019 10:00:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said ( about Trevor Penney ) : “Trevor is an excellent coach and has demonstrated this everywhere he has worked,” External link

guyanachronicle Tuesday, December 31, 2019 5:18:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “It will definitely be life-changing for anyone who gets a million dollars to play cricket,” External link

stabroeknews Monday, December 30, 2019 9:19:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons told : “The thing is we’re trying to build something and the game tomorrow does not influence the direction in which we’re going,” External link

stabroeknews Sunday, December 22, 2019 10:01:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “We are trying to build something, and the match tomorrow does not influence the direction in which we are going. All the guys know even though we play our best, we may not win,” External link

Hindu Saturday, December 21, 2019 8:15:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “Definitely, it will be life-changing for anyone, because he is getting a million dollars. But, I don’t think it is career-changing, because he knows where he is at with the West Indies in white-ball cricket,” External link

Hindu Saturday, December 21, 2019 8:15:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : "You will not win games if you drop catches. The players will have to tell you if it is the lights or whether it is their execution or their position," External link

business-standard Wednesday, December 11, 2019 3:17:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said ( about Kieron Pollard ) : "Pollard has played a lot at this venue, while the others have not played that much. He knows things inside out and that will definitely help our bowlers. There are a few youngsters in the team and it will definitely help them," External link

business-standard Wednesday, December 11, 2019 3:17:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : "I didn't have Jason (Holder) a lot in the ODIs when I was there (as a coach) before. Pollard is proactive with all the players. He lets them know exactly what he wants from them. He's been good in the sense that they know that he'll give everything for the team," External link

business-standard Wednesday, December 11, 2019 3:17:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : "I think it (the series against Afghanistan) would help because we've been here for a long time. We tried very hard to keep the (limited overs) guys here even though there was a Test match on," External link

business-standard Wednesday, December 11, 2019 3:17:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons told ( about Virat Kohli ) : “The banter has been good. It has been interesting because they are 1-1 now because he (Virat) got Kesrick in the first match and Kesrick got him in the second. Let’s see who wins it tomorrow (Wednesday),” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, December 11, 2019 12:46:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said ( about Kieron Pollard ) : "Pollard has played a lot at this venue; the others have not played that much. I think the experience which they have got from here is invaluable, especially the captain [Pollard], as he has been here for 10 years. He knows things inside out and that will definitely help mainly our bowlers," External link

mid-day Wednesday, December 11, 2019 6:48:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons added : "We have seen in the IPL and international cricket that totals over 200 can be chased here…it is that sort of ground. You never know how much you have to [score] when you are batting first. There is a lot to think about in this match because there is the dew factor too and you don't know what is a good score when you are batting first. I think any score is chaseable here," External link

mid-day Wednesday, December 11, 2019 6:48:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “He lets them know exactly what he wants from them. He’s been good in the sense that they know that he’ll give everything for the team. That’s where he’s started,” External link

Hindu Tuesday, December 10, 2019 8:30:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said ( about Fabian Allen ) : "He (Allen) is still not fit enough to play tomorrow. He is coming along, he is getting there but he is not fit enough for tomorrow. It is a big miss for us because he is an exciting player," External link

news18 Tuesday, December 10, 2019 2:36:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “I didn’t have Jason (Holder) a lot in the ODIs when I was there (as a coach) before. Kieron (Pollard) is proactive with all the players. He lets them know exactly what he wants from them. He’s been good in the sense that they know that he’ll give everything for the team,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, December 10, 2019 12:27:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “I think it (the series against Afghanistan) would help because we’ve been here for a long time. We tried very hard to keep the (limited overs) guys here even though there was a Test match on,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, December 10, 2019 12:27:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “I have worked with Monty before and he is an excellent coach. He has proven he has the ability to get players to improve on their talent and also to perform better in matches,” “He has vast knowledge of the game and it is good he is starting here with us in India. I look forward to seeing him work with our batsmen in all formats as we look to get better in all areas” External link

stabroeknews Thursday, December 5, 2019 9:18:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said ( about Virat Kohli ) : “We can make sure that the bowlers don’t get too scared of him. But in the end, may be two can bowl at him at the same time. You never know what can happen but it’s a difficult proposition to get Virat Kohli out,” External link

dnaindia Wednesday, December 4, 2019 9:23:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : "Last year we had some T20s and ODIs in India and we weren't miles apart. We had one game where I think we were tied. So we weren't that far apart," "We have to look back at what we did then and see how much we can add to that now because they have added things to their games. We have to make sure that we have to get better than last time because India is not easy. India is India," External link

newindianexpress Wednesday, December 4, 2019 7:40:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : "I have worked with Monty before and he is an excellent coach. He has proven he has the ability to get players to improve on their talent and also to perform better in matches," "He has vast knowledge of the game and it is good he is starting here with us in India. I look forward to seeing him work with our batsmen in all formats as we look to get better in all areas" External link

news18 Wednesday, December 4, 2019 5:26:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “Last year we had some T20s and ODIs in India and we weren’t miles apart. We had one game where I think we were tied. So we weren’t that far apart,” “We have to look back at what we did then and see how much we can add to that now because they have added things to their games. We have to make sure that we have to get better than last time because India is not easy. India is India,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, December 4, 2019 5:22:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : "Last year we had some T20s and ODIs in India and we weren't miles apart. We had one game where I think we were tied. So we weren't that far apart," "We have to look back at what we did then and see how much we can add to that now because they have added things to their games. We have to make sure that we have to get better than last time because India is not easy. India is India," External link

business-standard Wednesday, December 4, 2019 4:28:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : "I have worked with Monty before and he is an excellent coach. He has proven he has the ability to get players to improve on their talent and also to perform better in matches. " External link

firstpost Wednesday, December 4, 2019 10:58:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : "I have worked with Monty before and he is an excellent coach. He has proven he has the ability to get players to improve on their talent and also to perform better in matches. " External link

business-standard Wednesday, December 4, 2019 10:02:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “I have worked with Monty before and he is an excellent coach. He has proven he has the ability to get players to improve on their talent and also to perform better in matches. He has vast knowledge of the game and it is good he is starting here with us in India. I look forward to seeing him work with our batsmen in all formats as we look to get better in all areas” External link

india Wednesday, December 4, 2019 9:43:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “I have worked with Monty before and he is an excellent coach. He has proven he has the ability to get players to improve on their talent and also to perform better in matches,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, December 4, 2019 9:06:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : "We have three matches in each format, so we wanted to give each squad a chance to compete against India. No disrespect to Afghanistan, but facing India will be more difficult. Our players really got the hang of things with the 3-0 series win in the ODIs against Afghanistan, and I believe we will move from strength to strength" External link

news18 Tuesday, December 3, 2019 3:43:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “We have three matches in each format, so we wanted to give each squad a chance to compete against India. No disrespect to Afghanistan, but facing India will be a more difficult series, especially in the ODIs” External link

Hindu Friday, November 29, 2019 8:41:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “We have three matches in each format, so we wanted to give each squad a chance to compete against India. No disrespect to Afghanistan, but facing India will be a more difficult series, especially in the ODI. Our players really [got] the hang of things with the 3-0 series win and I believe we will move from strength to strength” External link

stabroeknews Friday, November 29, 2019 10:01:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “We have three matches in each format, so we wanted to give each squad a chance to compete against India” External link

expressindia Friday, November 29, 2019 12:14:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “We have three matches in each format, so we wanted to give each squad a chance to compete against India. No disrespect to Afghanistan, but facing India will be a more difficult series. Our players really got the hang of things, with the 3-0 series win in the ODIs (against Afghanistan), and I believe we will move from strength to strength” External link

stabroeknews Thursday, November 28, 2019 9:37:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons added ( about William Hussey ) : “In the T20s this will be another chance for them to play and develop, and again, with no disrespect to Afghanistan, this should be a stronger T20 country and we will look to see how they perform against India. The next ICC T20 World Cup is in Australia (2020) and the one after that is here in India (2021) so there is a lot of preparation to be done for first for Australia. We have given the players here a chance in this series and we know we have players outside who may be coming in later on as well, so it’s good to give those here another opportunity” External link

stabroeknews Thursday, November 28, 2019 9:37:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “As an opponent, they are going to be difficult,” External link

stabroeknews Wednesday, November 27, 2019 9:35:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons told : "They are going to be very difficult because they are in their home ground. The wicket's going to turn," External link

business-standard Tuesday, November 26, 2019 8:41:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons added : "I've got to have a look at the wicket again today and maybe tomorrow morning and see what it looks like before we decide what the final bowling attack would be like," External link

business-standard Tuesday, November 26, 2019 8:41:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “I did watch the first day. It was exciting to see Eden Gardens full. It’s an awesome sight,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, November 26, 2019 7:51:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : "I did watch the first day. It was exciting to see Eden Gardens full. It's an awesome sight," External link

newindianexpress Tuesday, November 26, 2019 6:56:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons told : "They are going to be very difficult because they are in their home ground. The wicket's going to turn," External link

afp-en Tuesday, November 26, 2019 6:32:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons added : "I've got to have a look at the wicket again today and maybe tomorrow morning and see what it looks like before we decide what the final bowling attack would be like," External link

afp-en Tuesday, November 26, 2019 6:32:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : "I did watch the first day. It was exciting to see Eden Gardens full. It's an awesome sight," External link

firstpost Tuesday, November 26, 2019 6:16:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “It’s a big responsibility on my shoulders after three years and it is different too,” External link

trinidadexpress Saturday, November 2, 2019 5:19:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “It’s a big responsibility on my shoulders after three years and it is different too,” External link

guyanachronicle Friday, November 1, 2019 7:45:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “It showed in the T20Is with India,” “He took the reins and led in those. That’s what I expect from him: that responsibility of being captain is going to make him want to always be on top of the runs and leading from the front. He is that kind of a leader—even though he asks you to do something, it is not something he wouldn’t do or he wouldn’t want to do” External link

trinidadexpress Friday, November 1, 2019 4:44:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “A lot of people write him off,” External link

trinidadexpress Friday, November 1, 2019 4:44:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : "A lot of people write him off. The pressure always makes him stand up. " External link

irishsun Thursday, October 31, 2019 3:44:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons wrote : "I am in the middle of a World Cup and trying to get our team to perform to the level we expect but at the end of the World Cup I will tell the Afghanistan people about the part that Mr Dawlat Ahmadzai had to play in our preparation," External link

news-yahoo-in Wednesday, June 19, 2019 9:58:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “Me asking to renew my contract with ACB is absolutely untrue #FakeNews,” External link

expressindia Wednesday, June 19, 2019 7:06:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said ( about Rashid Khan ) : "Rashid has got the mind of a 30-year-old. He knows exactly what is expected of him," External link

tribune Monday, May 27, 2019 2:06:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said ( about Rashid Khan ) : “Rashid... has got the mind of a 30-year-old. He knows exactly what is expected of him,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, May 27, 2019 11:53:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons told : "I just have to get on with (making) sure the squad is preparing in the same way I wanted them to prepare barring the change," External link

channelnewsasia Friday, May 24, 2019 7:25:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons told : “I have thought about it and I have actually given the ACB (Afghanistan Cricket Board) my notice that I will not be renewing my contract,” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Wednesday, May 22, 2019 1:57:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “No, I was not aware of it. I was not given any reasons. It was the decision of the Afghanistan Cricket Board and the selectors,” “How can I take it? I can’t change it. So I have to just get on with what I have to do and make sure the squad is preparing in the same way I wanted them to prepare barring the (captaincy) change” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Wednesday, May 22, 2019 1:57:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons told : “I have thought about it and I have actually given the ACB (Afghanistan Cricket Board) my notice that I will not be renewing my contract,” External link

gulf-times Monday, May 20, 2019 11:57:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “No, I was not aware of it. I was not given any reasons. It was the decision of the Afghanistan Cricket Board and the selectors,” “How can I take it? I can’t change it. So I have to just get on with what I have to do and make sure the squad is preparing in the same way I wanted them to prepare barring the (captaincy) change” External link

gulf-times Monday, May 20, 2019 11:57:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “He is a leader. You can see the way he does things on the field even when he is not bowling. These days he has been working a lot on his batting because he knows at some point he might be required to add those 20-30 runs to win a match,” External link

gulf-times Monday, May 20, 2019 11:57:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons told : "I have thought about it and I have actually given the ACB my notice that I will not be renewing my contract. I will move on to something different once my contract expires on July 15," External link

firstpost Monday, May 20, 2019 10:13:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : "I signed up originally for 18 months and I think I have done a lot in this period. It is time for me to move on to something else now. To want to get to the World Cup — that was ACB's goal at the time they appointed me," External link

firstpost Monday, May 20, 2019 10:13:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : "No, I was not aware of it. I was not given any reasons. It was the decision of the Afghanistan Cricket Board and the selectors," "How can I take it? I can't change it. So I have to just get on with what I have to do and make sure the squad is preparing in the same way I wanted them to prepare barring the (captaincy) change" External link

firstpost Monday, May 20, 2019 10:13:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons told : "I have thought about it and I have actually given the ACB my notice that I will not be renewing my contract. I will move on to something different once my contract expires on July 15," External link

business-standard Monday, May 20, 2019 8:44:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : "I signed up originally for 18 months and I think I have done a lot in this period. It is time for me to move on to something else now. To want to get to the World Cup - that was ACB's goal at the time they appointed me," External link

business-standard Monday, May 20, 2019 8:44:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : "No, I was not aware of it. I was not given any reasons. It was the decision of the Afghanistan Cricket Board and the selectors," "How can I take it? I can't change it. So I have to just get on with what I have to do and make sure the squad is preparing in the same way I wanted them to prepare barring the (captaincy) change" External link

business-standard Monday, May 20, 2019 8:44:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons added : "My goal is always to leave things better than when I joined: the way we practice, the way we think about the game, the way we assess other teams. I've tried to help the players in all those areas," External link

irishsun Sunday, May 19, 2019 9:15:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : "No, I was not aware of it. I was not given any reasons. It was the decision of the Afghanistan Cricket Board and the selectors," "How can I take it? I can't change it. So I have to just get on with what I have to do and make sure the squad is preparing in the same way I wanted them to prepare barring the [captaincy] change," External link

irishsun Sunday, May 19, 2019 9:15:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “My family and I are relieved that we have been able to finally close this matter, and I am pleased that it has been done so amicably,” External link

guyanachronicle Thursday, March 28, 2019 7:06:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “Now we know that we have to work five times as hard,” External link

nytimes Tuesday, March 19, 2019 2:36:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : "Brilliant performance by India in Adelaide. They have put down a marker saying that we are here to win the series. I think Pujara was exceptional in that first innings and he kept India in the match," External link

firstpost Thursday, December 13, 2018 6:42:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : "Brilliant performance by India in Adelaide. They have put down a marker saying that we are here to win the series. I think Pujara was exceptional in that first innings and he kept India in the match," External link

news18 Thursday, December 13, 2018 3:22:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “I like to be realistic. I don’t think the BCCI (Indian Cricket Board) or the Cricket Australia would be really interested in hosting them for a series at this moment,” External link

tv6tnt Wednesday, March 8, 2017 10:22:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons says : “No, I don’t think it’s too soon,” External link

newzimbabwe Wednesday, February 15, 2017 11:31:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons says ( about William Hussey ) : “Ireland have been ready for a while,” “They’ve put in the structures in their game. It’II be good for the ICC to recognise them now. When I went there, it started as hard work because we were starting out. But when we got going it wasn’t as hard as people thought because guys were prepared to work hard for what they wanted, same as Afghanistan” External link

newzimbabwe Wednesday, February 15, 2017 11:31:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons says : “Yeah, I think you can make that comparison,” “I played here with Young West Indies and Zimbabwe had a very good side with the likes or Peter Rawson, (Iain) Butchart, (Duncan) Fletcher; those kind of players. That work put by Zimbabwe before Test status, and Bangladesh as well, prepared them well. Afghanistan and Ireland have worked hard for a number of years now and they should be ready for that” External link

newzimbabwe Wednesday, February 15, 2017 11:31:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “I am delighted to take up the role as head coach of the SKN Patriots. I would like to thank the owners and management for offering me this exciting opportunity to lead the squad. I am aware of the immediate challenges we are facing and I will do all possible to ensure that we achieve improved results” External link

trinidadexpress Thursday, January 19, 2017 5:46:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “I am delighted to take up the role as head coach of the Patriots,” External link

antiguaobserver Friday, December 23, 2016 1:06:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “I have asked for coaches to meet twice, maybe three times a year and discuss cricket,” “We need to make sure that whatever we are doing upstairs is going down to everybody. You and I might be two coaches and we coach differently, but the same objective we need to have. If we don’t have the same objective then we are spinning (in confusion),” External link

trinidadexpress Saturday, September 24, 2016 6:12:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “The disappointing fact is that you can lose 3-2 in a vote-off but there is too much interference from outside in the selection of the ODI squad and it’s disappointing for me to know that in any aspect of life … (people would use) their position to get people into a squad; or in this case, get people left out of a squad. It is wrong and I don’t like it and that is my beef with the selection of the ODI team” External link

guyanachronicle Wednesday, September 14, 2016 5:55:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : "The disappointing fact is that you can lose 3-2 in a vote-off but there is too much interference from outside in the selection of the ODI squad and it's disappointing for me to know that in any aspect of life … [people would use] their position to get people into a squad; or in this case, get people left out of a squad. It is wrong and I don't like it and that is my beef with the selection of the ODI team" External link

tv6tnt Tuesday, September 13, 2016 11:48:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : "I think his (Brathwaite's) main mindset is that we have to continue where Sammy left us and the good work that Sammy did in this position," "I think that's the mindset of all players that we have to continue the work we did in the [T20] World Cup and before that" External link

irishsun Friday, August 26, 2016 5:42:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons disclosed : “There are a lot of things that I have asked for but it’s not coming to fruition. I have asked for coaches to meet twice, maybe three times a year and discuss cricket,” “We need to make sure that whatever we are doing upstairs is going down to everybody. You and I might be two coaches and we coach differently, but the same objective we need to have. If we don’t have the same objective then we are spinning top in mud” External link

antiguaobserver Friday, August 26, 2016 12:47:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons told : “We prepare for the two days here the same way we would have prepared before. It’s just that India’s team has been together for longer. We have a way of preparing and we’ll do that over the next two days,” External link

stabroeknews Friday, August 26, 2016 9:20:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons told : “We prepare for the two days here the same way we would have prepared before. It's just that India's team has been together for longer. We have a way of preparing and we'll do that over the next two days,” External link

trinidadexpress Friday, August 26, 2016 6:14:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons disclosed : “There are a lot of things that I have asked for but it’s not coming to fruition. I have asked for coaches to meet twice maybe three times a year and discuss cricket,” “We need to make sure that whatever we are doing upstairs is going down to everybody. You and I might be two coaches and we coach differently but the same objective we need to have. If we don’t have the same objective then we are spinning top in mud” External link

trinidadexpress Thursday, August 25, 2016 6:06:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said ( about Darren Bravo ) : “We talk about Darren Bravo and we talk about him a lot because we can see his potential and where he’s supposed to be right now,” External link

stabroeknews Wednesday, August 24, 2016 9:21:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons explained ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “His Test career still stands there. They (younger players) are pushing him which is nice because before when you had people pushing you from outside, you either get pushed out or you lift you game,” External link

stabroeknews Wednesday, August 24, 2016 9:21:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “I think the series was a little bit too up and down. We played well across two and three hours sometimes, and the next two hours we will be down. I think that was the major disappointment. We showed that we could do things but not consistently enough,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, August 23, 2016 1:37:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “Extremely surprised (with the lack of play). As far as I know, in my years, Trinidad has never been a ground like that. I don’t know what is the position on the other side but it was really bad. After two days of sun, when I saw it yesterday morning, I couldn’t believe how bad it was. I don’t know what the position is and what caused that, but I’m surprised and never expected that here,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, August 23, 2016 1:37:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “It is a bit of a setback,” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, August 20, 2016 2:44:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “I think it was a lot better. Usually you average a day to be 270 in Test cricket with 90 full overs and we have restricted them, especially with KL Rahul going the way he was and then the skipper later. Restricting them to 230 in 90 overs shows there’s improvement from Antigua,” “The only thing we can do is to come again tomorrow and work hard to get the wickets that we have to. And then the batsmen have got to stand up because the bowlers have stood up today. Hopefully they will stand up again tomorrow morning and we get the wickets we need,” External link

expressindia Monday, August 1, 2016 4:47:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : "I think it was a lot better. Usually you average a day to be 270 in Test cricket with 90 full overs and we have restricted them, especially with KL Rahul going the way he was and then the skipper later. Restricting them to 230 in 90 overs shows there's improvement from Antigua," "The only thing we can do is to come again tomorrow and work hard to get the wickets that we have to. And then the batsmen have got to stand up because the bowlers have stood up today. Hopefully they will stand up again tomorrow morning and we get the wickets we need," External link

timesofoman Monday, August 1, 2016 2:03:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons told ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “You can’t be demoralised with one Test out of four; there are still three Test matches to go and we know we didn’t play well. If we played well and we got beaten like that, then something is wrong,” External link

antiguaobserver Friday, July 29, 2016 12:32:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “You can’t be demoralised with one Test out of four because there are still three Test matches to go. You don’t look for excuses, you look for reasons why you do things wrong and the reason is that we didn’t bowl well and we didn’t bat well. So we have to do both of them well and we can’t ask for anything else,” External link

expressindia Thursday, July 28, 2016 1:19:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “We have to work hard on what we didn’t do well. If we do things well then we can say it’s the best we have, but we have to do things well first. We need to play well and then we will see where we are as a unit,” External link

expressindia Thursday, July 28, 2016 1:19:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : "You can't be demoralised with one Test out of four because there are still three Test matches to go. You don't look for excuses, you look for reasons why you do things wrong and the reason is that we didn't bowl well and we didn't bat well. So we have to do both of them well and we can't ask for anything else," External link

rediff Thursday, July 28, 2016 9:50:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons added ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “Every series is significant, we want to continue winning. We want to continue to build on what we started in Australia. The last two Tests in Australia were not that bad. We want to win every game, it is not only about the future but what we do now. India is one of the dangerous sides in the world and their batting line-up shows that. We have not played four back to back Test matches for a long time, so it will be challenging for us” External link

Triniad-guardian Thursday, July 21, 2016 8:42:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “The camp was specifically for batsmen and spin bowlers. At this stage, we want the batsmen to focus on getting better against the slow bowlers. We want bowlers to look at ways to improve their art of spin bowling. In the coming months we will have Test matches against India and Pakistan – two higher-ranked teams – so we know we will face a lot of spin and we will play against players who are good players of spin,” External link

expressindia Thursday, July 21, 2016 12:06:00 AM EAT



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Dwayne Bravo said ( about Phil Simmons ) : “In the last series in Sri Lanka, we had a team meeting, and coach Phil [Simmons] put the team down, the list, and he put it down in batting order, and he had my name down at No. 9,” External link

stabroeknews Friday, May 8, 2020 9:32:00 AM EAT

Dwayne Bravo said ( about Phil Simmons ) : “In the last series in Sri Lanka, we had a team meeting, and coach Phil [Simmons] put the team down, the list, and he put it down in batting order, and he had my name down at No. 9,” External link

trinidadexpress Friday, May 8, 2020 4:22:00 AM EAT

Dwayne Bravo said ( about Phil Simmons ) : "And that relationship we have with Phil Simmons as well, it's another good thing. Captain, coach - always have to have a good relationship," External link

business-standard Thursday, May 7, 2020 3:43:00 PM EAT

Dwayne Bravo said ( about Phil Simmons ) : "In the last series in Sri Lanka, we had a team meeting, and coach Phil Simmons put the team down, the list, and he put it down in batting order, and he had my name down at No. 9," External link

khaleejtimes Thursday, May 7, 2020 11:38:00 AM EAT

Dwayne Bravo told ( about Phil Simmons ) : "In the last series in Sri Lanka, we had a team meeting, and coach Phil (Simmons) put the team down, the list, and he put it down in batting order, and he had my name down at No. 9," External link

business-standard Thursday, May 7, 2020 9:01:00 AM EAT

Dwayne Bravo said ( about Phil Simmons ) : "And that relationship we have with Phil Simmons as well, it's another good thing. Captain, coach - always have to have a good relationship," External link

business-standard Thursday, May 7, 2020 9:01:00 AM EAT

Roger Harper explained ( about Phil Simmons ) : “We have a lot of young players in the squad -- relatively young compared to the T20 champions of 2016 -- but we also have a few of those champions in the team and I think they understand that part of their role is to nurture the young players and bring them on and guide them,” “And I think the coach (Phil Simmons) and the captain and the senior guys understand that and they are trying to do just that. But this break [for the coronavirus pandemic] has come and they won’t have the opportunity of playing a lot of those games where they would have the opportunity to learn more in competitive situations from those guys” External link

trinidadexpress Monday, April 13, 2020 3:52:00 AM EAT

Roger Harper explained ( about Phil Simmons ) : “We have a lot of young players in the squad – relatively young compared to the T20 champions of 2016 – but we also have a few of those champions in the team and I think they understand that part of their role is to nurture the young players and bring them on and guide them,” “And I think the coach (Phil Simmons) and the captain and the senior guys understand that and they are trying to do just that. But this break [for the coronavirus pandemic] has come and they won’t have the opportunity of playing a lot of those games where they would have the opportunity to learn more in competitive situations from those guys” External link

stabroeknews Sunday, April 12, 2020 7:09:00 PM EAT

Dwayne Bravo said ( about Phil Simmons ) : “Yeah, he is definitely one who loves to win. The guys respect him a lot because of what he has achieved in cricket. Him and Phil [Simmons] have a very good captain-and-coach relationship and they’re going to lead the team in the direction where it should be” External link

trinidadexpress Saturday, December 14, 2019 6:04:00 AM EAT

Sir said ( about Phil Simmons ) : “I’m just hoping that Phil gets the opportunity to fulfill his duties and all that are around him,” External link

guyanachronicle Tuesday, October 29, 2019 6:01:00 AM EAT

Kieron Pollard added ( about Phil Simmons ) : “There is no doubt the sacking of the coach affected the team. Phil Simmons was more involved in man management. He was someone the players could go to for any matters personal or otherwise. There was a trust and he could and was willing to give you a different perspective and it helped many players with both the mental and technical aspect of their games. Players are human and therefore who can the players turn to for the tour. Honestly nobody seemed to know who was in charge. One day we asked for the training schedule and the answer came from the physio. The next day, we asked for other information and it came from the media manager. It was a lot of bits and pieces and sometimes you ask questions to management and you did not get an answer. We cannot fault the two coaches Springer and Estwick. They are probably on tour by tour contracts and really would not be in a strong position to say anything,” External link

Triniad-guardian Wednesday, October 19, 2016 4:34:00 PM EAT

Dave Cameron said ( about Phil Simmons ) : “At the appropriate time [we will speak on the Simmons matter],” External link

antiguaobserver Tuesday, September 20, 2016 1:11:00 PM EAT

Michael Muirhead said ( about Phil Simmons ) : “It has been an ongoing thing where I think Phil, in all that he has said and done, he has not aligned… the relationships were breaking down. I think he himself had ideas for a different strategic approach, notwithstanding one already having been approved and adopted by the board. I don’t think he was aligned with that” External link

trinidadexpress Thursday, September 15, 2016 7:12:00 AM EAT

Michael Muirhead said ( about Phil Simmons ) : “It has been an ongoing thing where I think Phil, in all that he has said and done, he has not aligned … the relationships were breaking down. I think he himself had ideas for a different strategic approach, notwithstanding one already having been approved and adopted by the board. I don’t think he was aligned with that” External link

guyanachronicle Thursday, September 15, 2016 4:05:00 AM EAT

Keith Mitchell said ( about Phil Simmons ) : “The decision to fire Coach Simmons is consistent with the actions of this current WICB, whose actions are usually motivated by spite and vendetta, rather than by what is in the best interest of West Indies Cricket,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, September 15, 2016 1:28:00 AM EAT

Keith Mitchell said ( about Phil Simmons ) : “Coach Simmons had a positive impact on the players and could have resurrected West Indies cricket if he was allowed to create a learning environment for his players,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, September 15, 2016 1:28:00 AM EAT

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Phil Simmons said : “We haven’t had any centuries in the series,” “There are two days left to bat and someone needs to get themselves a big hundred. There is plenty of time in the game so we need to be more determined to get big scores” External link

taipeitimes Monday, July 27, 2020 8:29:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “He was lucky it came off the gloves first,” “He has a little cut on the inside of his lip, but no damage to his teeth” External link

taipeitimes Monday, July 27, 2020 8:29:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons told : "We haven't had any centuries in this series so I'm always going to be putting pressure on them to go out there and get it," External link

business-standard Monday, July 27, 2020 4:31:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : "Wherever you go it's going to be tough, in England's it's going to be toughest with two bowlers, one there in 600, one there in 500 wickets and it's going to make things hard," External link

business-standard Monday, July 27, 2020 4:31:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “Tomorrow is only the fourth day so they got a lot of time to bat and we got to show that determination to get big scores” External link

stabroeknews Monday, July 27, 2020 9:32:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “Yeah I think the Dowrich issue and the Shannon issue, it doesn’t add up to having fresh legs. I think they were all fresh enough when we started the Test match,” External link

trinidadexpress Monday, July 27, 2020 2:47:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “There was consideration of everyone. At the end of the day we thought the team we played was the best one for this game, added to the fact that it was the challenge game, having been at 1-1, so I think every consideration was taken and we made the decision to go with the eleven that we went with” External link

trinidadexpress Monday, July 27, 2020 2:47:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : "He was lucky it came off the gloves first," "He has a little cut on the inside of his lip, but no damage to his teeth" External link

newindianexpress Monday, July 27, 2020 12:12:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : "He was lucky it came off the gloves first," "He has a little cut on the inside of his lip, but no damage to his teeth" External link

afp-en Sunday, July 26, 2020 10:37:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said ( about Ben Stokes ) : “If you go out and drop him (Stokes) within six balls (11) of the start, well then you’ve got problems,” “It’s our doing that, he had the opportunity to go on and show what he’s made of” External link

guyanachronicle Wednesday, July 22, 2020 6:06:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “We’ve had five or six fifties, and no one has converted to a hundred,” “It’s something that we’ve been talking about a lot — and no one has taken up that opportunity in this game yet again, so it is disappointing” External link

taipeitimes Tuesday, July 21, 2020 8:21:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said ( about Stuart Broad ) : “For me, we lost control of the game in five or six overs with the new ball yesterday [Sunday] evening in a place where we were in a good position to bat through the day and then some of today and close out the game,” “But the spell from Broad is where I think we lost the game” External link

taipeitimes Tuesday, July 21, 2020 8:21:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “They haven’t fired, so we’ve got to take that into consideration over the next couple of days,” External link

kuwaittimes Tuesday, July 21, 2020 5:49:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “We’ve had five or six fifties and no one has converted to a hundred,” External link

kuwaittimes Tuesday, July 21, 2020 5:49:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said ( about Stuart Broad ) : “For me, we lost control of the game in five or six overs with the new ball yesterday (Sunday) evening in a place where we were in a good position to bat through the day and then some of today and close out the game,” “But the spell from Broad is where I think we lost the game” External link

kuwaittimes Tuesday, July 21, 2020 5:49:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : "They haven't fired, so we've got to take that into consideration over the next couple of days," External link

news18 Tuesday, July 21, 2020 1:25:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : "We've had five or six fifties and no one has converted to a hundred," External link

news18 Tuesday, July 21, 2020 1:25:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said ( about Stuart Broad ) : "For me, we lost control of the game in five or six overs with the new ball yesterday (Sunday) evening in a place where we were in a good position to bat through the day and then some of today and close out the game," "But the spell from Broad is where I think we lost the game" External link

news18 Tuesday, July 21, 2020 1:25:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “They haven’t fired, so we’ve got to take that into consideration over the next couple of days,” External link

citizen Tuesday, July 21, 2020 11:00:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “We’ve had five or six fifties and no one has converted to a hundred,” External link

citizen Tuesday, July 21, 2020 11:00:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said ( about Stuart Broad ) : “For me, we lost control of the game in five or six overs with the new ball yesterday (Sunday) evening in a place where we were in a good position to bat through the day and then some of today and close out the game,” “But the spell from Broad is where I think we lost the game” External link

citizen Tuesday, July 21, 2020 11:00:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “I think in the five days we still played some good cricket,” External link

trinidadexpress Tuesday, July 21, 2020 5:37:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons insisted : “We have to do something different,” External link

trinidadexpress Tuesday, July 21, 2020 5:37:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : "They haven't fired, so we've got to take that into consideration over the next couple of days," External link

afp-en Tuesday, July 21, 2020 12:09:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : "We've had five or six fifties and no one has converted to a hundred," External link

afp-en Tuesday, July 21, 2020 12:09:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said ( about Stuart Broad ) : "For me, we lost control of the game in five or six overs with the new ball yesterday (Sunday) evening in a place where we were in a good position to bat through the day and then some of today and close out the game," "But the spell from Broad is where I think we lost the game" External link

afp-en Tuesday, July 21, 2020 12:09:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “One of the things I like is the extended squad. I’ve been extremely happy with that,” External link

trinidadexpress Sunday, July 19, 2020 5:12:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons noted : “They will still have a lot to do. They will have their gym work, they will have to train and go in the nets during the day. There will be no just sitting in the hotel and just watching cricket. They will get a chance to watch but they will have work to do too,” External link

trinidadexpress Sunday, July 19, 2020 5:12:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons stated : “You never know what could happen. It is three back-to-back Tests and you never know when you can be called. I have been really impressed with the attitude of the reserves. It has been exciting to say the least for us as coaches to see what’s next in the pipeline and to work with them a little bit and try to push them and show them exactly what we need up here when they do finally select themselves,” External link

trinidadexpress Sunday, July 19, 2020 5:12:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : "Try to get him irrational, but I think he held his own. He looked at the situation and played it as well as he could have. So that shows that his mindset is improving, and that's all you can ask for," External link

business-standard Wednesday, July 15, 2020 9:10:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : "The hardest time for bowlers, after bowling from the morning, is that last session," External link

business-standard Wednesday, July 15, 2020 9:10:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said ( about Jermaine Blackwood ) : “I didn’t realise England were doing that but it’s what I would have done too to try to get him (Blackwood) irrational,” “But he held his own and played the situation as well as he could. That shows his mindset is improving” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, July 15, 2020 2:45:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said ( about Shannon Gabriel ) : "The hardest time for bowlers, after bowling from the morning, is that last session," "To see him (Gabriel) and Alzarri (Joseph) come up trumps in that session is so pleasing to us. With him coming back from that ankle surgery and working as hard he has worked since we've been here, it was a joy to see him successful in that period" External link

khaleejtimes Wednesday, July 15, 2020 2:34:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : "Try to get him irrational, but I think he held his own. He looked at the situation and played it as well as he could have. So that shows that his mindset is improving, and that`s all you can ask for," External link

dnaindia Wednesday, July 15, 2020 1:47:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said ( about Shannon Gabriel ) : “The hardest time for bowlers, after bowling from the morning, is that last session,” “To see him (Gabriel) and Alzarri (Joseph) come up trumps in that session is so pleasing to us. With him coming back from that ankle surgery and working as hard he has worked since we’ve been here, it was a joy to see him successful in that period” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, July 15, 2020 12:20:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said ( about Shannon Gabriel ) : “The hardest time for bowlers, after bowling from the morning, is that last session,” “To see him (Gabriel) and Alzarri (Joseph) come up trumps in that session is so pleasing to us. With him coming back from that ankle surgery and working as hard he has worked since we’ve been here, it was a joy to see him successful in that period” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, July 15, 2020 12:20:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : "I didn't realise England were doing that but it's what I would have done too to try to get him [ Blackwood ] irrational," "But he held his own and played the situation as well as he could. That shows his mindset is improving" External link

thedailystarBD Wednesday, July 15, 2020 9:50:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons stated : “I think definitely the fact that we had two guys getting sixties and a couple other guys getting 40s and not going to score hundreds” External link

stabroeknews Wednesday, July 15, 2020 9:33:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons told ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “You guard against complacency by just trying to do the same things you did before the first Test. We have to remember that yes, we won a Test match, but right now that Test match is history and we’ve got to be thinking about Thursday and what we do from Thursday to Sunday,” External link

trinidadexpress Wednesday, July 15, 2020 2:25:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said ( about John Campbell ) : “John seems to be fine and he is walking better and we’ll only know tomorrow (today). He looks like he’ll be fine so we haven’t thought about any replacements” External link

trinidadexpress Wednesday, July 15, 2020 2:25:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “The bowlers are good. They were rested today (yesterday) and they will come out and get some work tomorrow and be ready for the second Test match. We will see what the wicket says tomorrow and then we’ll know if it’s unchanged but everyone seems to be fine,” External link

trinidadexpress Wednesday, July 15, 2020 2:25:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “It was so pleasing to see him being able to come in that period (after tea on the fourth day) because the hardest time for bowlers to come back and bowl after bowling from (the) morning is that last session. To see him and Alzarri come up trumps in that session is pleasing to us. I think with him coming back from that ankle surgery and working as hard he’s worked since we’ve been here, it was a joy to see him successful in that period” External link

trinidadexpress Wednesday, July 15, 2020 2:25:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “It means a hell of a lot to all the players and all the staff on the tour. But it’s not just about now, it’s about life on the whole” External link

spiceislander Tuesday, July 14, 2020 2:39:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons saying : "It's what he does. He comes back and puts in the big spells for the team -- that's how he leads. I didn't expect anything different" External link

thedailystarBD Sunday, July 12, 2020 8:00:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “It’s what he does. He comes back and puts in the good spells for the team and that’s the way he leads his team,” External link

trinidadexpress Sunday, July 12, 2020 5:05:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons explained : “I didn’t expect anything different. He was bowling for a while and we expected a change but he wanted to get that breakthrough for his team. So I don’t expect anything different from him. That’s the quality he brings to the team,” External link

trinidadexpress Sunday, July 12, 2020 5:05:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons added : “This is the type of spell we want from him and need from him, so once he continues to improve the way he is, he’s going to be a threat going forward,” External link

trinidadexpress Sunday, July 12, 2020 5:05:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “All you can do is get the two remaining wickets for as little runs as possible and then bat normally,” External link

trinidadexpress Sunday, July 12, 2020 5:05:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons added : “As I said, we’ve got to get the two wickets and whatever is put in front of us, we have a day to bat and I think the confidence from the way we batted and the attitude towards batting in the first innings is going to be a huge plus for us when we bat in the second innings, whether we are chasing 170 or 190, it’s going to be the same attitude you need to chase it so I have confidence in that,” External link

trinidadexpress Sunday, July 12, 2020 5:05:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons saying : "It's what he does. He comes back and puts in the big spells for the team -- that's how he leads. I didn't expect anything different" External link

afp-en Saturday, July 11, 2020 10:17:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “It means a hell of a lot to all the players and all the staff on the tour. But it’s not just about now, it’s about life on the whole” External link

stabroeknews Thursday, July 9, 2020 9:21:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “His size has not been an issue. If you see him at slip and some of the catches he has taken, there is no issue there,” External link

pakobserver Thursday, July 9, 2020 2:42:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : "It's a huge blueprint for how cricket can move forward," External link

thepeninsulaqatar Wednesday, July 8, 2020 10:01:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : "It's a huge blueprint for how cricket can move forward," External link

afp-en Wednesday, July 8, 2020 8:34:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : "It's a huge blueprint for how cricket can move forward," External link

ibtimes Wednesday, July 8, 2020 8:00:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “It’s a huge blueprint for how cricket can move forward,” External link

kuwaittimes Wednesday, July 8, 2020 6:19:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : "It's a huge blueprint for how cricket can move forward," External link

afp-en Wednesday, July 8, 2020 5:14:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : "It's a huge blueprint for how cricket can move forward," External link

yahoo-au Wednesday, July 8, 2020 5:02:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons told : “I think that it’s going to be a toss-up between these two allrounders and hopefully Jason can do what’s necessary to get on top of Ben in this first Test,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, July 7, 2020 10:03:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons told : “I think that it’s going to be a toss-up between these two all-rounders and hopefully Jason can do what’s necessary to get on top of Ben in this first Test,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, July 7, 2020 2:04:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “I’m not concerned about the batting. The batsmen have worked very hard on getting to where they are now, and all that it takes now is for their mindset to be right for the Test match,” “We keep talking about the batting, and the bowling has been strong, but we must field well and catch well also to give ourselves that chance. Our frame of mind is that we have to play well in all three facets of the game in order to beat England” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, July 7, 2020 2:04:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons told : “I think that it’s going to be a toss-up between these two allrounders and hopefully Jason can do what’s necessary to get on top of Ben in this first Test,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, July 7, 2020 12:30:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons told : “We definitely have the belief. I think the attitude I have seen and especially today, the attitude in training, it shows me that guys have the belief that we can win the series here,” External link

stabroeknews Tuesday, July 7, 2020 9:40:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “We’ve spoken about it a bit,” External link

guyanachronicle Tuesday, July 7, 2020 5:35:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “I think there’s rivalry between the islands all the time,” External link

guyanachronicle Tuesday, July 7, 2020 5:35:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “It’s an exciting group of fast bowlers and the reserve group has made for an exciting four weeks for us as coaches,” External link

guyanachronicle Tuesday, July 7, 2020 5:35:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons added : “I’m not concerned about the batting,” External link

guyanachronicle Tuesday, July 7, 2020 5:35:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “Jason has played enough Test cricket now to know what he’s working on and, mentally, he’s where he wants to be,” “He might not have scored runs up in Manchester, but he’s been hitting the ball well” External link

guyanachronicle Tuesday, July 7, 2020 5:35:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “It’s a huge blueprint for how cricket can move forward,” External link

guardian Monday, July 6, 2020 11:35:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons replied : “Not much surprises me in life any more. But it has not had any impact on us as a squad preparing for the game. It was sad, going to a funeral. My father-in-law was very close to me. It’s just sad. That’s all I see” External link

guardian Monday, July 6, 2020 11:35:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : "There are changes in life. The pandemic has brought a lot of changes. Not being able to put saliva on the ball is huge because that’s what we’ve grown up with. But you must have other ways to do it. A couple of days in the practice game were hard, but now, we don’t have that headache. We found other ways to shine the ball and keep it in shape," External link

newindianexpress Monday, July 6, 2020 10:52:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “It means a hell of a lot to all the players, all the support staff on the tour,” External link

Hindu Monday, July 6, 2020 8:36:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “Not much surprises me in life anymore,” “It has not had any impact on us as a squad preparing for the game. It was sad to go to a funeral, and my father-in-law was very close to me. It’s just sad” External link

worcesternews Monday, July 6, 2020 8:16:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : "We are drawing on that. The test match before Headingley we were horrible and that seems to be like that most times we go on tour. We are trying to make sure that bad match is taken out of the equation and we start properly," External link

newindianexpress Saturday, July 4, 2020 9:03:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : "We are drawing on that. The test match before Headingley we were horrible and that seems to be like that most times we go on tour. We are trying to make sure that bad match is taken out of the equation and we start properly," External link

business-standard Saturday, July 4, 2020 6:11:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons told : "I think the batters have worked hard on getting to a mental stage of where they need to be because most of them have scored runs here," External link

khaleejtimes Saturday, July 4, 2020 10:08:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “He still paid a lot of attention to West Indies cricket, even in his 90s, and he could have a conversation with you about what was happening now as well as what happened in his time,” External link

stabroeknews Saturday, July 4, 2020 9:23:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons told : “I think the batters have worked hard on getting to a mental stage of where they need to be because most of them have scored runs here,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, July 4, 2020 9:03:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons told : "I think the batters have worked hard on getting to a mental stage of where they need to be because most of them have scored runs here," External link

channelnewsasia Saturday, July 4, 2020 12:30:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : "This has not been an easy time for my family. My wife was very close to her father and his passing has hurt us. There was no question of me not going to the funeral. My wife, my daughters and my son needed that support. I had to do what is right for my family, just as I will do what is right for CWI for the series," External link

business-standard Friday, July 3, 2020 11:31:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons added ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “My wife, my daughters and my son needed that support. Family is a huge thing for me. It won’t disrupt us, it will just make us a little stronger going into the Test series. Our focus is still on the series,” External link

india Thursday, July 2, 2020 11:05:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said ( about Jason Holder ) : “Jason has had a slight niggle on his ankle and that is what has held him back from bowling,” “He will be back to bowling in the four-day game and should be bowling his full quota. As for the batting if you get one ball and you’re out, that’s all you can do” External link

stabroeknews Saturday, June 27, 2020 9:38:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “he looks ready; that was evident here” “When you see how he bowled in the first innings, then again [Wednesday] and even more so [Thursday] morning, you could see he’s close to 100 per cent. Now we want to get him up to 100 just before the Test match,” External link

stabroeknews Saturday, June 27, 2020 9:38:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said ( about Jason Holder ) : “Jason has had a slight niggle on his ankle and that is what has held him back from bowling,” “He will be back to bowling in the four-day game and should be bowling his full quota. As for the batting if you get one ball and you’re out, that’s all you can do” External link

trinidadexpress Saturday, June 27, 2020 4:24:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “he looks ready; that was evident here” “When you see how he bowled in the first innings, then again [Wednesday] and even more so [Thursday] morning, you could see he’s close to 100 per cent. Now we want to get him up to 100 just before the Test match,” External link

trinidadexpress Saturday, June 27, 2020 4:24:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “The rivalry is always there because I think Ben is the type of person who wants to be number one and if Jason is up there, he will be always looking to do his best to get Jason’s position,” “I know Jason wants to be number one and that’s why he is there and he wants to keep that so the rivalry will be there throughout the series, and whenever the two guys are playing they are competitive in all aspects so I think that rivalry will be huge for this series” External link

trinidadexpress Saturday, June 27, 2020 4:24:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons pointed out : “Having young players in the team can be a plus for us but again, a couple of those young players have played a few games already and they have an idea of what it is like at this level and the other thing is they’re playing at home,” External link

trinidadexpress Saturday, June 27, 2020 4:24:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons told ( about Jason Holder ) : “Jason has had a slight niggle on his ankle and that is what has held him back from bowling, but that was always the plan for this match,” External link

thecourier Thursday, June 25, 2020 9:32:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons added ( about Shane Dowrich ) : “Shane is fine. I’ll need to see the doctor to see exactly what is wrong but he seems to be doing fine,” External link

thecourier Thursday, June 25, 2020 9:32:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “He looks ready, that was evident here,” “When you see how he bowled in the first innings, then again yesterday and even more so this morning you could see he’s close to 100 per cent. Now we want to get him up to 100 just before the Test match” External link

thecourier Thursday, June 25, 2020 9:32:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons told ( about Jason Holder ) : "Jason has had a slight niggle on his ankle and that is what has held him back from bowling, but that was always the plan for this match," External link

afp-en Thursday, June 25, 2020 9:27:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : "He looks ready, that was evident here," External link

afp-en Thursday, June 25, 2020 9:27:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons told ( about Jason Holder ) : “Jason has had a slight niggle on his ankle and that is what has held him back from bowling, but that was always the plan for this match,” External link

dailyecho Thursday, June 25, 2020 8:52:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons added ( about Shane Dowrich ) : “Shane is fine. I’ll need to see the doctor to see exactly what is wrong but he seems to be doing fine,” External link

dailyecho Thursday, June 25, 2020 8:52:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “He looks ready, that was evident here,” “When you see how he bowled in the first innings, then again yesterday and even more so this morning you could see he’s close to 100 per cent. Now we want to get him up to 100 just before the Test match” External link

dailyecho Thursday, June 25, 2020 8:52:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons added : "We definitely are thinking about things that we can do to show our solidarity with the movement. We definitely have plans to show our unity and our backing to it. The chats with the English are on-going and by the end of this week we'll see what we can do together," External link

business-standard Tuesday, June 23, 2020 3:45:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : "We definitely are thinking about things that we can do to show our solidarity with the movement," "We definitely have plans to show our unity and our backing to it. The chats with the English are on-going and by the end of this week we'll see what we can do together," External link

khaleejtimes Tuesday, June 23, 2020 11:34:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons added ( about Ekke Primauno ) : "The last week he's been at full tilt and he looks fit," "He's bowling as fast as I've seen him for a while so he's ready and close enough to the Test match" External link

khaleejtimes Tuesday, June 23, 2020 11:34:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons added : "The last week he's been at full tilt and he looks fit," "He's bowling as fast as I've seen him for a while so he's ready and close enough to the test match" External link

channelnewsasia Tuesday, June 23, 2020 9:17:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons added ( about Ekke Primauno ) : "The last week he's been at full tilt and he looks fit," "He's bowling as fast as I've seen him for a while so he's ready and close enough to the Test match" External link

news18 Tuesday, June 23, 2020 8:33:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons added : “We definitely are thinking about things that we can do to show our solidarity with the movement. We definitely have plans to show our unity and our backing to it. The chats with the English are on-going and by the end of this week we’ll see what we can do together,” External link

india Tuesday, June 23, 2020 6:30:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “The three-day game starts tomorrow (today) and the four-day game (next week) will help us to decide how we structure the batting, so I think there are possibilities in different directions... Jason (Holder) could bat six, (Shane) Dowrich could bat six, so we’ll look at the warm-up games and then make a decision” External link

trinidadexpress Tuesday, June 23, 2020 5:35:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons noted ( about Jason Holder ) : “The good thing about it is that quality of bowlers we have in the reserves makes it a worthwhile run out over the next three days because you will still have quality bowling at the other end. Everybody seems to be okay. The captain (Holder) had a little thing with his ankle but everyone seemed to be alright today (yesterday), batting and bowling” External link

trinidadexpress Tuesday, June 23, 2020 5:35:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said ( about Kraigg Brathwaite ) : “I think most of the senior batsmen are seasoned players and mentally I think they are tough. I think we just need to continue working on our skills because I think when you look back at Kraigg (Brathwaite) and Roston (Chase) and Shai (Hope), they are mentally tough because they have done it at this level, so it’s about making sure they are sharp and ready to go in the first game,” External link

trinidadexpress Tuesday, June 23, 2020 5:35:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons concluded : “We won at home and wanted to continue that trend but also wanted to make our own little piece of history, so I think the guys are really and truly up for the fight here,” External link

trinidadexpress Tuesday, June 23, 2020 5:35:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons told : “I think most of the senior batsmen are seasoned players,” External link

guyanachronicle Tuesday, June 23, 2020 4:24:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “When you come to England it’s always good to win in England,” External link

guyanachronicle Tuesday, June 23, 2020 4:24:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “For the last week he’s been at full tilt and he looks fit, he looks good, he’s bowling as fast as I’ve seen him for a while so he’s ready and close enough to the Test match” External link

southwalesargus Monday, June 22, 2020 9:54:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “For the last week he’s been at full tilt and he looks fit, he looks good, he’s bowling as fast as I’ve seen him for a while so he’s ready and close enough to the Test match” External link

yorkpress Monday, June 22, 2020 8:29:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “For the last week he’s been at full tilt and he looks fit, he looks good, he’s bowling as fast as I’ve seen him for a while so he’s ready and close enough to the Test match” External link

thecourier Monday, June 22, 2020 8:14:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “For the last week he’s been at full tilt and he looks fit, he looks good, he’s bowling as fast as I’ve seen him for a while so he’s ready and close enough to the Test match” External link

worcesternews Monday, June 22, 2020 7:49:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “For the last week he’s been at full tilt and he looks fit, he looks good, he’s bowling as fast as I’ve seen him for a while so he’s ready and close enough to the Test match” External link

pressandjournal Monday, June 22, 2020 7:38:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : "The rivalry is always there because I think Ben is the type of person who wants to be number one and Jason is up there," "They're competitive in all aspects so I think that rivalry is going to be huge for this series" External link

yahoo-au Monday, June 22, 2020 7:07:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : "The rivalry is always there because I think Ben is the type of person who wants to be number one and Jason is up there," "They're competitive in all aspects so I think that rivalry is going to be huge for this series" External link

afp-en Monday, June 22, 2020 6:35:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “There’s a lot of pressure on the batsmen to perform, because the bowling unit have been carrying the Test team for a while now,” External link

guyanachronicle Sunday, June 21, 2020 5:06:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : "There's a lot of pressure on the batsmen to perform because the bowling unit have been carrying the Test team for a while now," "It's something that we have been on a lot, not to put extra pressure on but we need to get that total of 400-450 in order to give (support to) this bowling unit - which I think is a top-class bowling unit, the fast bowlers especially" External link

afp-english Wednesday, June 17, 2020 10:29:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : "There's a lot of pressure on the batsmen to perform because the bowling unit have been carrying the Test team for a while now," "It's something that we have been on a lot, not to put extra pressure on but we need to get that total of 400-450 in order to give (support to) this bowling unit - which I think is a top-class bowling unit, the fast bowlers especially" External link

yahoo-au Wednesday, June 17, 2020 10:20:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons explained : “I think we have to make sure we put this into perspective. We’ve selected 14. Now Shannon, as we know, has come back from injury and I think being a senior member of the squad in the past two or three years, I think we will definitely have to look at him coming in if he is up to that fitness level leading into the first Test,” External link

trinidadexpress Tuesday, June 16, 2020 5:14:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “There is a lot of pressure on the batsmen to perform because the bowling unit has been carrying this Test team for a while now,” External link

trinidadexpress Tuesday, June 16, 2020 5:14:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons told : “Training has been going good, it’s been going very good,” External link

guyanachronicle Tuesday, June 16, 2020 4:56:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : "Shannon, as we know, has come back from injury, and being a senior member of the squad in the past, I think we would definitely have a look at him coming into the [squad] if he's up to that fitness level leading into the first Test," External link

timesofoman Monday, June 15, 2020 4:22:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : "There's a lot of pressure on the batsmen to perform because the bowling unit has been carrying the Test team for a while now," "It's something that we have been on a lot, not to put extra pressure on, but we need to get that total of 400-450 in order to give this bowling unit - which I think is a top-class bowling unit, the fast bowlers especially. So we need to get that 400-50 on a regular basis in order to give ourselves a chance of winning Test matches" External link

timesofoman Monday, June 15, 2020 4:22:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons told : “We have to put this in perspective. We selected 14, but Shannon, as we know, has come back from injury and being a senior member of the squad in the past two or three years we would have to look at him if he is up to that fitness level heading into the first Test,” External link

antiguaobserver Monday, June 15, 2020 11:24:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons told : “Training has been going good, it’s been going very good,” External link

stabroeknews Monday, June 15, 2020 9:11:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “I don’t know if it will increase our chances, because both teams are under the same umbrella - for want of a better word,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, June 14, 2020 5:12:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “Unfortunately, a few guys decided not to come but we are here with the best squad that we can have here. And from the way we’ve started our work, the guys have been putting in, I think we’ll be ready and looking to defend our trophy. We know what we’ll be missing,” “But in situations like this we have to work hard with the guys who are here and make sure that what we’re doing is putting them in a position to fill those two shoes for the series. Hopefully whoever fills the shoes can go on and be as great as they want to be” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, June 14, 2020 5:12:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : "I don't know if it will increase our chances, because both teams are under the same umbrella -- for want of a better word," External link

khaleejtimes Sunday, June 14, 2020 5:03:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons told : "There's always dominoes - as you can imagine if you've been to the Caribbean that is a highly explosive form of entertainment," External link

irishsun Sunday, June 14, 2020 11:22:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : "I don't know if it will increase our chances, because both teams are under the same umbrella - for want of a better word," External link

firstpost Sunday, June 14, 2020 9:50:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “I think that’s the important part of this tour,” External link

trinidadexpress Sunday, June 14, 2020 5:32:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons told : "There's always dominoes -- as you can imagine if you've been to the Caribbean that is a highly explosive form of entertainment," External link

khaleejtimes Saturday, June 13, 2020 8:09:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons told : "There's always dominoes - as you can imagine if you've been to the Caribbean that is a highly explosive form of entertainment," External link

channelnewsasia Saturday, June 13, 2020 7:33:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons told : "There's always dominoes ?- as you can imagine if you've been to the Caribbean that is a highly explosive form of entertainment," External link

yahoo-au Saturday, June 13, 2020 6:40:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons told : "There's always dominoes -- as you can imagine if you've been to the Caribbean that is a highly explosive form of entertainment," External link

afp-en Saturday, June 13, 2020 6:06:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “The thing about it is there is a lot of talk going on about it and until everything is put in place and settled on and agreed on by both sides, I’m just looking on hopeful it will happen…” External link

stabroeknews Sunday, May 31, 2020 4:28:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons told : “In a way, it’s nice [to be so low in the rankings], you might get a few of the big teams taking their eyes off us and they all know that’s a dangerous thing to do,” External link

trinidadexpress Wednesday, May 27, 2020 6:16:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons noted : “It (CPL) is an important part of selection for the West Indies squad and if a safe environment for it can be found and it can be played, it would be massive help for the players who would then be selected in the squad to go to the World Cup, if it’s on,” “They would’ve been playing T20 cricket – though it is only CPL and not the international games – and that would be an amount of match practice they would be getting from it” External link

trinidadexpress Wednesday, May 27, 2020 6:16:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons told : “In a way it’s nice [to be so low in the rankings], you might get a few of the big teams taking their eyes off us and they all know that’s a dangerous thing to do,” External link

stabroeknews Tuesday, May 26, 2020 10:16:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons noted : “It (CPL) is an important part of selection for the West Indies squad and if a safe environment for it can be found and it can be played, it would be massive help for the players who would then be selected in the squad to go to the World Cup if it’s on,” “They would’ve been playing T20 cricket – though it is only CPL and not the international games – and that would be an amount of match practice they would be getting from it” External link

stabroeknews Tuesday, May 26, 2020 10:16:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “We still have about 12 or 13 games before the World Cup so I think that’s enough time for us to put together the right squad and with the experience we have in T20 cricket, it won’t be as hard as the ODI series,” External link

guyanachronicle Wednesday, March 4, 2020 7:03:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons told : “My players have no problems being motivated,” External link

guyanachronicle Sunday, March 1, 2020 7:30:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons explained : “From the first game, definitely the way we fought back after (conceding) 78 off the first 10 overs and in the second one, the way that we bowled in the first 10 overs,” External link

guyanachronicle Sunday, March 1, 2020 7:30:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “The way China operates, when a challenge is put in its way, they really respond to that challenge,” External link

ChinaPost Thursday, February 6, 2020 3:47:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “The way China operates, when a challenge is put in its way, they really respond to that challenge,” External link

seattlepi Wednesday, February 5, 2020 5:04:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “The way China operates, when a challenge is put in its way, they really respond to that challenge,” External link

WashingtonPost Wednesday, February 5, 2020 4:48:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “The way China operates, when a challenge is put in its way, they really respond to that challenge,” External link

beaumontenterprise Wednesday, February 5, 2020 4:48:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “The way China operates, when a challenge is put in its way, they really respond to that challenge,” External link

680news Wednesday, February 5, 2020 4:37:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “The way China operates, when a challenge is put in its way, they really respond to that challenge,” External link

ABCnews Wednesday, February 5, 2020 4:29:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “I think the important thing in this series is for us to adjust quickly to the conditions that’s why we are going there a few days early,” External link

trinidadexpress Tuesday, February 4, 2020 5:20:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “The message is for us to play a complete game and not just bowl well or bat well or field well but play a complete game and finish the series three-nil,” External link

trinidadexpress Sunday, January 12, 2020 5:11:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “I am expecting a little more of what I saw in India,” External link

stabroeknews Tuesday, January 7, 2020 9:30:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “Ireland are a good team. They are resilient and they will give you a very good run,” External link

stabroeknews Tuesday, January 7, 2020 9:30:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “I am expecting a little more of what I saw in India,” External link

trinidadexpress Tuesday, January 7, 2020 4:58:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “Ireland are a good team. They are resilient and they will give you a very good run,” External link

trinidadexpress Tuesday, January 7, 2020 4:58:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said ( about Trevor Penney ) : "Trevor (Penney) is an excellent coach and has demonstrated this everywhere he has worked. " External link

firstpost Tuesday, December 31, 2019 10:00:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said ( about Trevor Penney ) : “Trevor is an excellent coach and has demonstrated this everywhere he has worked,” External link

guyanachronicle Tuesday, December 31, 2019 5:18:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “It will definitely be life-changing for anyone who gets a million dollars to play cricket,” External link

stabroeknews Monday, December 30, 2019 9:19:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons told : “The thing is we’re trying to build something and the game tomorrow does not influence the direction in which we’re going,” External link

stabroeknews Sunday, December 22, 2019 10:01:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “We are trying to build something, and the match tomorrow does not influence the direction in which we are going. All the guys know even though we play our best, we may not win,” External link

Hindu Saturday, December 21, 2019 8:15:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “Definitely, it will be life-changing for anyone, because he is getting a million dollars. But, I don’t think it is career-changing, because he knows where he is at with the West Indies in white-ball cricket,” External link

Hindu Saturday, December 21, 2019 8:15:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : "You will not win games if you drop catches. The players will have to tell you if it is the lights or whether it is their execution or their position," External link

business-standard Wednesday, December 11, 2019 3:17:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said ( about Kieron Pollard ) : "Pollard has played a lot at this venue, while the others have not played that much. He knows things inside out and that will definitely help our bowlers. There are a few youngsters in the team and it will definitely help them," External link

business-standard Wednesday, December 11, 2019 3:17:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : "I didn't have Jason (Holder) a lot in the ODIs when I was there (as a coach) before. Pollard is proactive with all the players. He lets them know exactly what he wants from them. He's been good in the sense that they know that he'll give everything for the team," External link

business-standard Wednesday, December 11, 2019 3:17:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : "I think it (the series against Afghanistan) would help because we've been here for a long time. We tried very hard to keep the (limited overs) guys here even though there was a Test match on," External link

business-standard Wednesday, December 11, 2019 3:17:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons told ( about Virat Kohli ) : “The banter has been good. It has been interesting because they are 1-1 now because he (Virat) got Kesrick in the first match and Kesrick got him in the second. Let’s see who wins it tomorrow (Wednesday),” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, December 11, 2019 12:46:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said ( about Kieron Pollard ) : "Pollard has played a lot at this venue; the others have not played that much. I think the experience which they have got from here is invaluable, especially the captain [Pollard], as he has been here for 10 years. He knows things inside out and that will definitely help mainly our bowlers," External link

mid-day Wednesday, December 11, 2019 6:48:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons added : "We have seen in the IPL and international cricket that totals over 200 can be chased here…it is that sort of ground. You never know how much you have to [score] when you are batting first. There is a lot to think about in this match because there is the dew factor too and you don't know what is a good score when you are batting first. I think any score is chaseable here," External link

mid-day Wednesday, December 11, 2019 6:48:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “He lets them know exactly what he wants from them. He’s been good in the sense that they know that he’ll give everything for the team. That’s where he’s started,” External link

Hindu Tuesday, December 10, 2019 8:30:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said ( about Fabian Allen ) : "He (Allen) is still not fit enough to play tomorrow. He is coming along, he is getting there but he is not fit enough for tomorrow. It is a big miss for us because he is an exciting player," External link

news18 Tuesday, December 10, 2019 2:36:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “I didn’t have Jason (Holder) a lot in the ODIs when I was there (as a coach) before. Kieron (Pollard) is proactive with all the players. He lets them know exactly what he wants from them. He’s been good in the sense that they know that he’ll give everything for the team,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, December 10, 2019 12:27:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “I think it (the series against Afghanistan) would help because we’ve been here for a long time. We tried very hard to keep the (limited overs) guys here even though there was a Test match on,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, December 10, 2019 12:27:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “I have worked with Monty before and he is an excellent coach. He has proven he has the ability to get players to improve on their talent and also to perform better in matches,” “He has vast knowledge of the game and it is good he is starting here with us in India. I look forward to seeing him work with our batsmen in all formats as we look to get better in all areas” External link

stabroeknews Thursday, December 5, 2019 9:18:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said ( about Virat Kohli ) : “We can make sure that the bowlers don’t get too scared of him. But in the end, may be two can bowl at him at the same time. You never know what can happen but it’s a difficult proposition to get Virat Kohli out,” External link

dnaindia Wednesday, December 4, 2019 9:23:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : "Last year we had some T20s and ODIs in India and we weren't miles apart. We had one game where I think we were tied. So we weren't that far apart," "We have to look back at what we did then and see how much we can add to that now because they have added things to their games. We have to make sure that we have to get better than last time because India is not easy. India is India," External link

newindianexpress Wednesday, December 4, 2019 7:40:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : "I have worked with Monty before and he is an excellent coach. He has proven he has the ability to get players to improve on their talent and also to perform better in matches," "He has vast knowledge of the game and it is good he is starting here with us in India. I look forward to seeing him work with our batsmen in all formats as we look to get better in all areas" External link

news18 Wednesday, December 4, 2019 5:26:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “Last year we had some T20s and ODIs in India and we weren’t miles apart. We had one game where I think we were tied. So we weren’t that far apart,” “We have to look back at what we did then and see how much we can add to that now because they have added things to their games. We have to make sure that we have to get better than last time because India is not easy. India is India,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, December 4, 2019 5:22:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : "Last year we had some T20s and ODIs in India and we weren't miles apart. We had one game where I think we were tied. So we weren't that far apart," "We have to look back at what we did then and see how much we can add to that now because they have added things to their games. We have to make sure that we have to get better than last time because India is not easy. India is India," External link

business-standard Wednesday, December 4, 2019 4:28:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : "I have worked with Monty before and he is an excellent coach. He has proven he has the ability to get players to improve on their talent and also to perform better in matches. " External link

firstpost Wednesday, December 4, 2019 10:58:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : "I have worked with Monty before and he is an excellent coach. He has proven he has the ability to get players to improve on their talent and also to perform better in matches. " External link

business-standard Wednesday, December 4, 2019 10:02:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “I have worked with Monty before and he is an excellent coach. He has proven he has the ability to get players to improve on their talent and also to perform better in matches. He has vast knowledge of the game and it is good he is starting here with us in India. I look forward to seeing him work with our batsmen in all formats as we look to get better in all areas” External link

india Wednesday, December 4, 2019 9:43:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “I have worked with Monty before and he is an excellent coach. He has proven he has the ability to get players to improve on their talent and also to perform better in matches,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, December 4, 2019 9:06:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : "We have three matches in each format, so we wanted to give each squad a chance to compete against India. No disrespect to Afghanistan, but facing India will be more difficult. Our players really got the hang of things with the 3-0 series win in the ODIs against Afghanistan, and I believe we will move from strength to strength" External link

news18 Tuesday, December 3, 2019 3:43:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “We have three matches in each format, so we wanted to give each squad a chance to compete against India. No disrespect to Afghanistan, but facing India will be a more difficult series, especially in the ODIs” External link

Hindu Friday, November 29, 2019 8:41:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “We have three matches in each format, so we wanted to give each squad a chance to compete against India. No disrespect to Afghanistan, but facing India will be a more difficult series, especially in the ODI. Our players really [got] the hang of things with the 3-0 series win and I believe we will move from strength to strength” External link

stabroeknews Friday, November 29, 2019 10:01:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “We have three matches in each format, so we wanted to give each squad a chance to compete against India” External link

expressindia Friday, November 29, 2019 12:14:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “We have three matches in each format, so we wanted to give each squad a chance to compete against India. No disrespect to Afghanistan, but facing India will be a more difficult series. Our players really got the hang of things, with the 3-0 series win in the ODIs (against Afghanistan), and I believe we will move from strength to strength” External link

stabroeknews Thursday, November 28, 2019 9:37:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons added ( about William Hussey ) : “In the T20s this will be another chance for them to play and develop, and again, with no disrespect to Afghanistan, this should be a stronger T20 country and we will look to see how they perform against India. The next ICC T20 World Cup is in Australia (2020) and the one after that is here in India (2021) so there is a lot of preparation to be done for first for Australia. We have given the players here a chance in this series and we know we have players outside who may be coming in later on as well, so it’s good to give those here another opportunity” External link

stabroeknews Thursday, November 28, 2019 9:37:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “As an opponent, they are going to be difficult,” External link

stabroeknews Wednesday, November 27, 2019 9:35:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons told : "They are going to be very difficult because they are in their home ground. The wicket's going to turn," External link

business-standard Tuesday, November 26, 2019 8:41:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons added : "I've got to have a look at the wicket again today and maybe tomorrow morning and see what it looks like before we decide what the final bowling attack would be like," External link

business-standard Tuesday, November 26, 2019 8:41:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “I did watch the first day. It was exciting to see Eden Gardens full. It’s an awesome sight,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, November 26, 2019 7:51:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : "I did watch the first day. It was exciting to see Eden Gardens full. It's an awesome sight," External link

newindianexpress Tuesday, November 26, 2019 6:56:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons told : "They are going to be very difficult because they are in their home ground. The wicket's going to turn," External link

afp-en Tuesday, November 26, 2019 6:32:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons added : "I've got to have a look at the wicket again today and maybe tomorrow morning and see what it looks like before we decide what the final bowling attack would be like," External link

afp-en Tuesday, November 26, 2019 6:32:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : "I did watch the first day. It was exciting to see Eden Gardens full. It's an awesome sight," External link

firstpost Tuesday, November 26, 2019 6:16:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “It’s a big responsibility on my shoulders after three years and it is different too,” External link

trinidadexpress Saturday, November 2, 2019 5:19:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “It’s a big responsibility on my shoulders after three years and it is different too,” External link

guyanachronicle Friday, November 1, 2019 7:45:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “It showed in the T20Is with India,” “He took the reins and led in those. That’s what I expect from him: that responsibility of being captain is going to make him want to always be on top of the runs and leading from the front. He is that kind of a leader—even though he asks you to do something, it is not something he wouldn’t do or he wouldn’t want to do” External link

trinidadexpress Friday, November 1, 2019 4:44:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “A lot of people write him off,” External link

trinidadexpress Friday, November 1, 2019 4:44:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : "A lot of people write him off. The pressure always makes him stand up. " External link

irishsun Thursday, October 31, 2019 3:44:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons wrote : "I am in the middle of a World Cup and trying to get our team to perform to the level we expect but at the end of the World Cup I will tell the Afghanistan people about the part that Mr Dawlat Ahmadzai had to play in our preparation," External link

news-yahoo-in Wednesday, June 19, 2019 9:58:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “Me asking to renew my contract with ACB is absolutely untrue #FakeNews,” External link

expressindia Wednesday, June 19, 2019 7:06:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said ( about Rashid Khan ) : "Rashid has got the mind of a 30-year-old. He knows exactly what is expected of him," External link

tribune Monday, May 27, 2019 2:06:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said ( about Rashid Khan ) : “Rashid... has got the mind of a 30-year-old. He knows exactly what is expected of him,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, May 27, 2019 11:53:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons told : "I just have to get on with (making) sure the squad is preparing in the same way I wanted them to prepare barring the change," External link

channelnewsasia Friday, May 24, 2019 7:25:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons told : “I have thought about it and I have actually given the ACB (Afghanistan Cricket Board) my notice that I will not be renewing my contract,” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Wednesday, May 22, 2019 1:57:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “No, I was not aware of it. I was not given any reasons. It was the decision of the Afghanistan Cricket Board and the selectors,” “How can I take it? I can’t change it. So I have to just get on with what I have to do and make sure the squad is preparing in the same way I wanted them to prepare barring the (captaincy) change” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Wednesday, May 22, 2019 1:57:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons told : “I have thought about it and I have actually given the ACB (Afghanistan Cricket Board) my notice that I will not be renewing my contract,” External link

gulf-times Monday, May 20, 2019 11:57:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “No, I was not aware of it. I was not given any reasons. It was the decision of the Afghanistan Cricket Board and the selectors,” “How can I take it? I can’t change it. So I have to just get on with what I have to do and make sure the squad is preparing in the same way I wanted them to prepare barring the (captaincy) change” External link

gulf-times Monday, May 20, 2019 11:57:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “He is a leader. You can see the way he does things on the field even when he is not bowling. These days he has been working a lot on his batting because he knows at some point he might be required to add those 20-30 runs to win a match,” External link

gulf-times Monday, May 20, 2019 11:57:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons told : "I have thought about it and I have actually given the ACB my notice that I will not be renewing my contract. I will move on to something different once my contract expires on July 15," External link

firstpost Monday, May 20, 2019 10:13:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : "I signed up originally for 18 months and I think I have done a lot in this period. It is time for me to move on to something else now. To want to get to the World Cup — that was ACB's goal at the time they appointed me," External link

firstpost Monday, May 20, 2019 10:13:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : "No, I was not aware of it. I was not given any reasons. It was the decision of the Afghanistan Cricket Board and the selectors," "How can I take it? I can't change it. So I have to just get on with what I have to do and make sure the squad is preparing in the same way I wanted them to prepare barring the (captaincy) change" External link

firstpost Monday, May 20, 2019 10:13:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons told : "I have thought about it and I have actually given the ACB my notice that I will not be renewing my contract. I will move on to something different once my contract expires on July 15," External link

business-standard Monday, May 20, 2019 8:44:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : "I signed up originally for 18 months and I think I have done a lot in this period. It is time for me to move on to something else now. To want to get to the World Cup - that was ACB's goal at the time they appointed me," External link

business-standard Monday, May 20, 2019 8:44:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : "No, I was not aware of it. I was not given any reasons. It was the decision of the Afghanistan Cricket Board and the selectors," "How can I take it? I can't change it. So I have to just get on with what I have to do and make sure the squad is preparing in the same way I wanted them to prepare barring the (captaincy) change" External link

business-standard Monday, May 20, 2019 8:44:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons added : "My goal is always to leave things better than when I joined: the way we practice, the way we think about the game, the way we assess other teams. I've tried to help the players in all those areas," External link

irishsun Sunday, May 19, 2019 9:15:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : "No, I was not aware of it. I was not given any reasons. It was the decision of the Afghanistan Cricket Board and the selectors," "How can I take it? I can't change it. So I have to just get on with what I have to do and make sure the squad is preparing in the same way I wanted them to prepare barring the [captaincy] change," External link

irishsun Sunday, May 19, 2019 9:15:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “My family and I are relieved that we have been able to finally close this matter, and I am pleased that it has been done so amicably,” External link

guyanachronicle Thursday, March 28, 2019 7:06:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “Now we know that we have to work five times as hard,” External link

nytimes Tuesday, March 19, 2019 2:36:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : "Brilliant performance by India in Adelaide. They have put down a marker saying that we are here to win the series. I think Pujara was exceptional in that first innings and he kept India in the match," External link

firstpost Thursday, December 13, 2018 6:42:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : "Brilliant performance by India in Adelaide. They have put down a marker saying that we are here to win the series. I think Pujara was exceptional in that first innings and he kept India in the match," External link

news18 Thursday, December 13, 2018 3:22:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “I like to be realistic. I don’t think the BCCI (Indian Cricket Board) or the Cricket Australia would be really interested in hosting them for a series at this moment,” External link

tv6tnt Wednesday, March 8, 2017 10:22:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons says : “No, I don’t think it’s too soon,” External link

newzimbabwe Wednesday, February 15, 2017 11:31:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons says ( about William Hussey ) : “Ireland have been ready for a while,” “They’ve put in the structures in their game. It’II be good for the ICC to recognise them now. When I went there, it started as hard work because we were starting out. But when we got going it wasn’t as hard as people thought because guys were prepared to work hard for what they wanted, same as Afghanistan” External link

newzimbabwe Wednesday, February 15, 2017 11:31:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons says : “Yeah, I think you can make that comparison,” “I played here with Young West Indies and Zimbabwe had a very good side with the likes or Peter Rawson, (Iain) Butchart, (Duncan) Fletcher; those kind of players. That work put by Zimbabwe before Test status, and Bangladesh as well, prepared them well. Afghanistan and Ireland have worked hard for a number of years now and they should be ready for that” External link

newzimbabwe Wednesday, February 15, 2017 11:31:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “I am delighted to take up the role as head coach of the SKN Patriots. I would like to thank the owners and management for offering me this exciting opportunity to lead the squad. I am aware of the immediate challenges we are facing and I will do all possible to ensure that we achieve improved results” External link

trinidadexpress Thursday, January 19, 2017 5:46:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “I am delighted to take up the role as head coach of the Patriots,” External link

antiguaobserver Friday, December 23, 2016 1:06:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “I have asked for coaches to meet twice, maybe three times a year and discuss cricket,” “We need to make sure that whatever we are doing upstairs is going down to everybody. You and I might be two coaches and we coach differently, but the same objective we need to have. If we don’t have the same objective then we are spinning (in confusion),” External link

trinidadexpress Saturday, September 24, 2016 6:12:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “The disappointing fact is that you can lose 3-2 in a vote-off but there is too much interference from outside in the selection of the ODI squad and it’s disappointing for me to know that in any aspect of life … (people would use) their position to get people into a squad; or in this case, get people left out of a squad. It is wrong and I don’t like it and that is my beef with the selection of the ODI team” External link

guyanachronicle Wednesday, September 14, 2016 5:55:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : "The disappointing fact is that you can lose 3-2 in a vote-off but there is too much interference from outside in the selection of the ODI squad and it's disappointing for me to know that in any aspect of life … [people would use] their position to get people into a squad; or in this case, get people left out of a squad. It is wrong and I don't like it and that is my beef with the selection of the ODI team" External link

tv6tnt Tuesday, September 13, 2016 11:48:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : "I think his (Brathwaite's) main mindset is that we have to continue where Sammy left us and the good work that Sammy did in this position," "I think that's the mindset of all players that we have to continue the work we did in the [T20] World Cup and before that" External link

irishsun Friday, August 26, 2016 5:42:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons disclosed : “There are a lot of things that I have asked for but it’s not coming to fruition. I have asked for coaches to meet twice, maybe three times a year and discuss cricket,” “We need to make sure that whatever we are doing upstairs is going down to everybody. You and I might be two coaches and we coach differently, but the same objective we need to have. If we don’t have the same objective then we are spinning top in mud” External link

antiguaobserver Friday, August 26, 2016 12:47:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons told : “We prepare for the two days here the same way we would have prepared before. It’s just that India’s team has been together for longer. We have a way of preparing and we’ll do that over the next two days,” External link

stabroeknews Friday, August 26, 2016 9:20:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons told : “We prepare for the two days here the same way we would have prepared before. It's just that India's team has been together for longer. We have a way of preparing and we'll do that over the next two days,” External link

trinidadexpress Friday, August 26, 2016 6:14:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons disclosed : “There are a lot of things that I have asked for but it’s not coming to fruition. I have asked for coaches to meet twice maybe three times a year and discuss cricket,” “We need to make sure that whatever we are doing upstairs is going down to everybody. You and I might be two coaches and we coach differently but the same objective we need to have. If we don’t have the same objective then we are spinning top in mud” External link

trinidadexpress Thursday, August 25, 2016 6:06:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said ( about Darren Bravo ) : “We talk about Darren Bravo and we talk about him a lot because we can see his potential and where he’s supposed to be right now,” External link

stabroeknews Wednesday, August 24, 2016 9:21:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons explained ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “His Test career still stands there. They (younger players) are pushing him which is nice because before when you had people pushing you from outside, you either get pushed out or you lift you game,” External link

stabroeknews Wednesday, August 24, 2016 9:21:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “I think the series was a little bit too up and down. We played well across two and three hours sometimes, and the next two hours we will be down. I think that was the major disappointment. We showed that we could do things but not consistently enough,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, August 23, 2016 1:37:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “Extremely surprised (with the lack of play). As far as I know, in my years, Trinidad has never been a ground like that. I don’t know what is the position on the other side but it was really bad. After two days of sun, when I saw it yesterday morning, I couldn’t believe how bad it was. I don’t know what the position is and what caused that, but I’m surprised and never expected that here,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, August 23, 2016 1:37:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “It is a bit of a setback,” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, August 20, 2016 2:44:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “I think it was a lot better. Usually you average a day to be 270 in Test cricket with 90 full overs and we have restricted them, especially with KL Rahul going the way he was and then the skipper later. Restricting them to 230 in 90 overs shows there’s improvement from Antigua,” “The only thing we can do is to come again tomorrow and work hard to get the wickets that we have to. And then the batsmen have got to stand up because the bowlers have stood up today. Hopefully they will stand up again tomorrow morning and we get the wickets we need,” External link

expressindia Monday, August 1, 2016 4:47:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : "I think it was a lot better. Usually you average a day to be 270 in Test cricket with 90 full overs and we have restricted them, especially with KL Rahul going the way he was and then the skipper later. Restricting them to 230 in 90 overs shows there's improvement from Antigua," "The only thing we can do is to come again tomorrow and work hard to get the wickets that we have to. And then the batsmen have got to stand up because the bowlers have stood up today. Hopefully they will stand up again tomorrow morning and we get the wickets we need," External link

timesofoman Monday, August 1, 2016 2:03:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons told ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “You can’t be demoralised with one Test out of four; there are still three Test matches to go and we know we didn’t play well. If we played well and we got beaten like that, then something is wrong,” External link

antiguaobserver Friday, July 29, 2016 12:32:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “You can’t be demoralised with one Test out of four because there are still three Test matches to go. You don’t look for excuses, you look for reasons why you do things wrong and the reason is that we didn’t bowl well and we didn’t bat well. So we have to do both of them well and we can’t ask for anything else,” External link

expressindia Thursday, July 28, 2016 1:19:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “We have to work hard on what we didn’t do well. If we do things well then we can say it’s the best we have, but we have to do things well first. We need to play well and then we will see where we are as a unit,” External link

expressindia Thursday, July 28, 2016 1:19:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : "You can't be demoralised with one Test out of four because there are still three Test matches to go. You don't look for excuses, you look for reasons why you do things wrong and the reason is that we didn't bowl well and we didn't bat well. So we have to do both of them well and we can't ask for anything else," External link

rediff Thursday, July 28, 2016 9:50:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons added ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “Every series is significant, we want to continue winning. We want to continue to build on what we started in Australia. The last two Tests in Australia were not that bad. We want to win every game, it is not only about the future but what we do now. India is one of the dangerous sides in the world and their batting line-up shows that. We have not played four back to back Test matches for a long time, so it will be challenging for us” External link

Triniad-guardian Thursday, July 21, 2016 8:42:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “The camp was specifically for batsmen and spin bowlers. At this stage, we want the batsmen to focus on getting better against the slow bowlers. We want bowlers to look at ways to improve their art of spin bowling. In the coming months we will have Test matches against India and Pakistan – two higher-ranked teams – so we know we will face a lot of spin and we will play against players who are good players of spin,” External link

expressindia Thursday, July 21, 2016 12:06:00 AM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
coach74.18%EN12/11/201711/12/2017
head coach21.11%EN08/29/201729/08/2017
predecessor0.43%EN01/31/201731/01/2017
former head coach0.43%EN01/12/201712/01/2017
team coach0.14%EN07/02/201602/07/2016
national coach3.71%EN03/04/201504/03/2015
Names Lang Count
Phil SimmonsEN94.35%
Phil SimmonsEU5.65%


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Dwayne Bravo said ( about Phil Simmons ) : “In the last series in Sri Lanka, we had a team meeting, and coach Phil [Simmons] put the team down, the list, and he put it down in batting order, and he had my name down at No. 9,” External link

stabroeknews Friday, May 8, 2020 9:32:00 AM EAT

Dwayne Bravo said ( about Phil Simmons ) : “In the last series in Sri Lanka, we had a team meeting, and coach Phil [Simmons] put the team down, the list, and he put it down in batting order, and he had my name down at No. 9,” External link

trinidadexpress Friday, May 8, 2020 4:22:00 AM EAT

Dwayne Bravo said ( about Phil Simmons ) : "And that relationship we have with Phil Simmons as well, it's another good thing. Captain, coach - always have to have a good relationship," External link

business-standard Thursday, May 7, 2020 3:43:00 PM EAT

Dwayne Bravo said ( about Phil Simmons ) : "In the last series in Sri Lanka, we had a team meeting, and coach Phil Simmons put the team down, the list, and he put it down in batting order, and he had my name down at No. 9," External link

khaleejtimes Thursday, May 7, 2020 11:38:00 AM EAT

Dwayne Bravo told ( about Phil Simmons ) : "In the last series in Sri Lanka, we had a team meeting, and coach Phil (Simmons) put the team down, the list, and he put it down in batting order, and he had my name down at No. 9," External link

business-standard Thursday, May 7, 2020 9:01:00 AM EAT

Dwayne Bravo said ( about Phil Simmons ) : "And that relationship we have with Phil Simmons as well, it's another good thing. Captain, coach - always have to have a good relationship," External link

business-standard Thursday, May 7, 2020 9:01:00 AM EAT

Roger Harper explained ( about Phil Simmons ) : “We have a lot of young players in the squad -- relatively young compared to the T20 champions of 2016 -- but we also have a few of those champions in the team and I think they understand that part of their role is to nurture the young players and bring them on and guide them,” “And I think the coach (Phil Simmons) and the captain and the senior guys understand that and they are trying to do just that. But this break [for the coronavirus pandemic] has come and they won’t have the opportunity of playing a lot of those games where they would have the opportunity to learn more in competitive situations from those guys” External link

trinidadexpress Monday, April 13, 2020 3:52:00 AM EAT

Roger Harper explained ( about Phil Simmons ) : “We have a lot of young players in the squad – relatively young compared to the T20 champions of 2016 – but we also have a few of those champions in the team and I think they understand that part of their role is to nurture the young players and bring them on and guide them,” “And I think the coach (Phil Simmons) and the captain and the senior guys understand that and they are trying to do just that. But this break [for the coronavirus pandemic] has come and they won’t have the opportunity of playing a lot of those games where they would have the opportunity to learn more in competitive situations from those guys” External link

stabroeknews Sunday, April 12, 2020 7:09:00 PM EAT

Dwayne Bravo said ( about Phil Simmons ) : “Yeah, he is definitely one who loves to win. The guys respect him a lot because of what he has achieved in cricket. Him and Phil [Simmons] have a very good captain-and-coach relationship and they’re going to lead the team in the direction where it should be” External link

trinidadexpress Saturday, December 14, 2019 6:04:00 AM EAT

Sir said ( about Phil Simmons ) : “I’m just hoping that Phil gets the opportunity to fulfill his duties and all that are around him,” External link

guyanachronicle Tuesday, October 29, 2019 6:01:00 AM EAT

Kieron Pollard added ( about Phil Simmons ) : “There is no doubt the sacking of the coach affected the team. Phil Simmons was more involved in man management. He was someone the players could go to for any matters personal or otherwise. There was a trust and he could and was willing to give you a different perspective and it helped many players with both the mental and technical aspect of their games. Players are human and therefore who can the players turn to for the tour. Honestly nobody seemed to know who was in charge. One day we asked for the training schedule and the answer came from the physio. The next day, we asked for other information and it came from the media manager. It was a lot of bits and pieces and sometimes you ask questions to management and you did not get an answer. We cannot fault the two coaches Springer and Estwick. They are probably on tour by tour contracts and really would not be in a strong position to say anything,” External link

Triniad-guardian Wednesday, October 19, 2016 4:34:00 PM EAT

Dave Cameron said ( about Phil Simmons ) : “At the appropriate time [we will speak on the Simmons matter],” External link

antiguaobserver Tuesday, September 20, 2016 1:11:00 PM EAT

Michael Muirhead said ( about Phil Simmons ) : “It has been an ongoing thing where I think Phil, in all that he has said and done, he has not aligned… the relationships were breaking down. I think he himself had ideas for a different strategic approach, notwithstanding one already having been approved and adopted by the board. I don’t think he was aligned with that” External link

trinidadexpress Thursday, September 15, 2016 7:12:00 AM EAT

Michael Muirhead said ( about Phil Simmons ) : “It has been an ongoing thing where I think Phil, in all that he has said and done, he has not aligned … the relationships were breaking down. I think he himself had ideas for a different strategic approach, notwithstanding one already having been approved and adopted by the board. I don’t think he was aligned with that” External link

guyanachronicle Thursday, September 15, 2016 4:05:00 AM EAT

Keith Mitchell said ( about Phil Simmons ) : “The decision to fire Coach Simmons is consistent with the actions of this current WICB, whose actions are usually motivated by spite and vendetta, rather than by what is in the best interest of West Indies Cricket,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, September 15, 2016 1:28:00 AM EAT

Keith Mitchell said ( about Phil Simmons ) : “Coach Simmons had a positive impact on the players and could have resurrected West Indies cricket if he was allowed to create a learning environment for his players,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, September 15, 2016 1:28:00 AM EAT