Phil Simmons

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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

stabroeknews Sunday, January 12, 2020 9:26:00 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

guyanachronicle Sunday, January 12, 2020 6:54:00 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

guyanachronicle Tuesday, January 7, 2020 6:14:00 AM EAT

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

guyanachronicle Tuesday, January 7, 2020 6:14:00 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 (Penney) is an excellent coach and has demonstrated this everywhere he has worked. " External link

business-standard Tuesday, December 31, 2019 9:52:00 AM EAT

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

stabroeknews Tuesday, December 31, 2019 9:32:00 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 : “I think all the guys know we want to play our best tomorrow and even though we play our best, we might not win,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, December 21, 2019 3:38:00 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 : "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

firstpost Tuesday, December 10, 2019 3:12:00 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

firstpost Tuesday, December 10, 2019 3:12:00 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

business-standard Tuesday, December 10, 2019 2:56:00 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

business-standard Tuesday, December 10, 2019 2:56:00 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

business-standard Tuesday, December 10, 2019 2:56:00 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

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

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

Hindu Tuesday, December 10, 2019 1:17:00 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

Hindu Tuesday, December 10, 2019 1:17:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “I didn’t have Jason (Holder) a lot in the ODIs when I was there (as a coach) before. 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 : "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

firstpost Wednesday, December 4, 2019 5:35:00 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

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. No disrespect to Afghanistan, but facing India will be a more difficult series, especially in the ODI. Our players really the hang of thing with the 3-0 series win and I believe we will move from strength to strength” External link

guyanachronicle Friday, November 29, 2019 7:00:00 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. " External link

business-standard Thursday, November 28, 2019 9:46:00 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. 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

myanmarnews Wednesday, November 27, 2019 1:47:00 AM 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

myanmarnews Wednesday, November 27, 2019 1:47:00 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

irishsun Tuesday, November 26, 2019 10:45:00 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

irishsun Tuesday, November 26, 2019 10:45:00 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

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

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

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

india Tuesday, November 26, 2019 7:48:00 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

stabroeknews Friday, November 1, 2019 9:12:00 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 said : “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

dailytimesPK Tuesday, May 21, 2019 12:55:00 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 (Afghanistan Cricket Board) my notice that I will not be renewing my contract," External link

thepeninsulaqatar Monday, May 20, 2019 11:52:00 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

thepeninsulaqatar Monday, May 20, 2019 11:52:00 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

yahoo-au Monday, May 20, 2019 10:49:00 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

yahoo-au Monday, May 20, 2019 10:49:00 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

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

antiguaobserver Wednesday, September 14, 2016 12:42:00 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

jamaicaobserver Thursday, August 25, 2016 6:41:00 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

timesofoman Tuesday, August 23, 2016 1:41:00 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

timesofoman Tuesday, August 23, 2016 1:41:00 PM 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

Phil Simmons told : “I think the confidence [of the team] is there. I think everybody seems to be doing what is necessary,” External link

Triniad-guardian Friday, June 24, 2016 6:26:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “Everyone has put their hand up at some point in time,” “A few still have to come to the party but most of the guys have put their hands up and said ‘look, we want to go up the table with you’ so it’s great to see” External link

Triniad-guardian Friday, June 24, 2016 6:26:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons told : “There are a lot of things we can take from it. I think when you’re up against Australia and you’re 30 for three and to come back and make 280, you have to take that,” External link

stabroeknews Thursday, June 23, 2016 9:25:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons noted : “He should have gotten one (century) in St Kitts [but] unfortunately [he was] run out there … and today he just carried on. That’s what we’ve been asking for – somebody to get a hundred in the top four and today was his day,” External link

stabroeknews Thursday, June 23, 2016 9:25:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons told : “There are a lot of things we can take from it. I think when you’re up against Australia and you’re 30 for three and to come back and make 280, you have to take that,” External link

Triniad-guardian Thursday, June 23, 2016 8:13:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons noted : “He should have gotten one (century) in St Kitts [but] unfortunately [he was] run out there … and today he just carried on. That’s what we’ve been asking for—somebody to get a hundred in the top four and today was his day,” External link

Triniad-guardian Thursday, June 23, 2016 8:13:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : "The work that the guys have put in over the past five or six weeks has been excellent. " External link

news24 Wednesday, June 22, 2016 5:17:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “We realise that we didn’t bat properly against them last time, so we had to bat properly this time. In that way we will be happy with ourselves because the batting came to the party today,” “That’s what’s been lacking for us. So it’s a good feeling to know you beat Australia who are world champions and the number one team in the world, so it means that we are moving in the right direction” External link

antiguaobserver Wednesday, June 15, 2016 3:25:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “The pressure is being put on the top four to make sure we set-up whatever we have to do at the bottom,” “We know how devastating we can be at the end of an innings with the players we have, so the top four have been asked to put their dancing shoes so we are in a position to make sure that the latter part of the batting can do what they do and they have done that today and they have seen us through” External link

antiguaobserver Wednesday, June 15, 2016 3:25:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “It is always a confidence booster to beat Australia. I think our confidence has been good throughout the series,” “Going into the first game it was tight because we had not played a proper one-day series for a while, but after the first game everybody settles down. We had a bad second game, but we played well today and I think that’s confidence booster enough” External link

antiguaobserver Wednesday, June 15, 2016 3:25:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “We realize that we didn’t bat properly against them last time so we had to bat properly this time so in that way we will be happy with our selves because the batting came to the party today,” “That’s what’s been lacking for us. So it’s a good feeling to know you beat Australia who are world champions and number one team in the world so it means that we are moving in the right direction” External link

Triniad-guardian Wednesday, June 15, 2016 3:03:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “The pressure is being put on the top four to make sure we setup whatever we have to do at the bottom,” “We know how devastating we can be at the end of an innings with the players we have so the top four have been asked to put their dancing shoes on make sure that we are in a position to make sure that the latter part of the batting can do what they do and they have done that today and they have seen us through” External link

Triniad-guardian Wednesday, June 15, 2016 3:03:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “It is always a confidence booster to beat Australia. I think our confidence has been good throughout the series,” “Going into the first game it was tight because we had not played a proper one day series for a while but after the first game everybody settles down. We had a bad second game but we played well today and I think that’s confidence booster enough” External link

Triniad-guardian Wednesday, June 15, 2016 3:03:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “We realise that we didn’t bat properly against them last time so we had to bat properly this time so in that way we will be happy with ourselves because the batting came to the party today,” “That’s what’s been lacking for us. So it’s a good feeling to know you beat Australia who are world champions and number one team in the world so it means that we are moving in the right direction” External link

guyanachronicle Wednesday, June 15, 2016 5:40:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “The pressure is being put on the top four to make sure we setup whatever we have to do at the bottom,” “We know how devastating we can be at the end of an innings with the players we have so the top four have been asked to put their dancing shoes on, make sure that we are in a position to make sure that the latter part of the batting can do what they do and they have done that today and they have seen us through” External link

guyanachronicle Wednesday, June 15, 2016 5:40:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “It is always a confidence-booster to beat Australia. I think our confidence has been good throughout the series,” “Going into the first game it was tight because we had not played a proper one-day series for a while but after the first game everybody settled down. We had a bad second game but we played well today and I think that’s confidence-booster enough” External link

guyanachronicle Wednesday, June 15, 2016 5:40:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “We realise that we didn’t bat properly against them last time so we had to bat properly this time so in that way we will be happy with ourselves because the batting came to the party today,” “That’s what’s been lacking for us. So it’s a good feeling to know you beat Australia who are world champions and number one team in the world so it means that we are moving in the right direction” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, June 14, 2016 10:31:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “The pressure is being put on the top four to make sure we setup whatever we have to do at the bottom,” “We know how devastating we can be at the end of an innings with the players we have so the top four have been asked to put their dancing shoes on make sure that we are in a position to make sure that the latter part of the batting can do what they do and they have done that today and they have seen us through” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, June 14, 2016 10:31:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “It is always a confidence booster to beat Australia. I think our confidence has been good throughout the series,” “Going into the first game it was tight because we had not played a proper one day series for a while but after the first game everybody settles down. We had a bad second game but we played well today and I think that’s confidence booster enough” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, June 14, 2016 10:31:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “We realize that we didn’t bat properly against them last time so we had to bat properly this time so in that way we will be happy with our selves because the batting came to the party today,” “That’s what’s been lacking for us. So it’s a good feeling to know you beat Australia who are world champions and number one team in the world so it means that we are moving in the right direction” External link

stabroeknews Tuesday, June 14, 2016 9:23:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “The pressure is being put on the top four to make sure we set up whatever we have to do at the bottom,” “We know how devastating we can be at the end of an innings with the players we have so the top four have been asked to put their dancing shoes on make sure that we are in a position to make sure that the latter part of the batting can do what they do and they have done that today and they have seen us through” External link

stabroeknews Tuesday, June 14, 2016 9:23:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “It is always a confidence booster to beat Australia. I think our confidence has been good throughout the series,” “Going into the first game it was tight because we had not played a proper one day series for a while but after the first game everybody settles down. We had a bad second game but we played well today and I think that’s confidence booster enough” External link

stabroeknews Tuesday, June 14, 2016 9:23:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons told : “They are [number] one and three in the world for a reason so we need to get up there and that’s the reason we need to play these teams so we can see where we are and especially if we beat them we know we’re somewhere close to them,” External link

trinidadexpress Thursday, June 2, 2016 6:30:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons told : “They are [number] one and three in the world for a reason so we need to get up there and that’s the reason we need to play these teams so we can see where we are and especially if we beat them we know we’re somewhere close to them,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, June 2, 2016 12:30:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : "West Indies have a tremendous history and prestige in the game, and I am honoured to have been given this opportunity to be head coach," External link

afp-en Saturday, March 21, 2015 3:24:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : "West Indies have a tremendous history and prestige in the game, and I am honoured to have been given this opportunity to be head coach," External link

afp-en Saturday, March 21, 2015 2:16:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : "I've had eight wonderful years as Ireland's head coach, and will always cherish the memories of those great days we've shared. " External link

sligochampion Saturday, March 21, 2015 1:09:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons added ( about West Indies Test ) : "West Indies have a tremendous history and prestige in the game, and I am honoured to have been given this opportunity to be head coach. " External link

sligochampion Saturday, March 21, 2015 1:09:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : "I've had eight wonderful years as Ireland's head coach, and will always cherish the memories of those great days we've shared. " External link

argus Saturday, March 21, 2015 1:02:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons added ( about West Indies Test ) : "West Indies have a tremendous history and prestige in the game, and I am honoured to have been given this opportunity to be head coach. " External link

argus Saturday, March 21, 2015 1:02:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : "I've had eight wonderful years as Ireland's head coach, and will always cherish the memories of those great days we've shared. " External link

kerryman Saturday, March 21, 2015 12:54:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons added ( about West Indies Test ) : "West Indies have a tremendous history and prestige in the game, and I am honoured to have been given this opportunity to be head coach. " External link

kerryman Saturday, March 21, 2015 12:54:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : "I've had eight wonderful years as Ireland's head coach, and will always cherish the memories of those great days we've shared. " External link

belfasttelegraph Saturday, March 21, 2015 12:38:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons added ( about West Indies Test ) : "West Indies have a tremendous history and prestige in the game, and I am honoured to have been given this opportunity to be head coach. " External link

belfasttelegraph Saturday, March 21, 2015 12:38:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : "I've had eight wonderful years as Ireland's head coach, and will always cherish the memories of those great days we've shared. " External link

drogheda-independent Saturday, March 21, 2015 12:14:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons added ( about West Indies Test ) : "West Indies have a tremendous history and prestige in the game, and I am honoured to have been given this opportunity to be head coach. " External link

drogheda-independent Saturday, March 21, 2015 12:14:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : "West Indies have a tremendous history and prestige in the game and I am honoured to have been given this opportunity to be head coach," "There is an abundance of young talent coming through the ranks and to be able to assist with the development of the future playing talent in the West Indies is fantastic. I can't wait to begin and I am looking forward to starting work with the players" External link

fishing-co Saturday, March 21, 2015 12:06:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : "I've had eight wonderful years as Ireland's head coach, and will always cherish the memories of those great days we've shared. " External link

corkman Friday, March 20, 2015 10:52:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons added ( about West Indies Test ) : "West Indies have a tremendous history and prestige in the game, and I am honoured to have been given this opportunity to be head coach. " External link

corkman Friday, March 20, 2015 10:52:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : "I've had eight wonderful years as Ireland's head coach, and will always cherish the memories of those great days we've shared. " External link

herald-ie Friday, March 20, 2015 9:02:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons added ( about West Indies Test ) : "West Indies have a tremendous history and prestige in the game, and I am honoured to have been given this opportunity to be head coach. " External link

herald-ie Friday, March 20, 2015 9:02:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “This is the only match so far where I think it’s about who executes better on the day,” “Both teams have been playing some good cricket so for this match it’s more about who turns up on the day” External link

theindependent Thursday, March 12, 2015 7:31:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “The benchmark for any success in the World Cup is to win it and so you come here thinking you have a chance of winning the World Cup and, so, if you don’t think that, then you are wasting your time,” External link

herald Friday, March 6, 2015 3:10:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “I don’t think there is much pressure from the last game, I think we were outclassed and we know that, we just have to bounce back. It’s not hard to bounce back because we prepare the same way we prepared the other games,” External link

herald Friday, March 6, 2015 3:10:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : "It excited me the way we played against the West Indies," "They played four fast bowlers, thinking we would not be able to cope with the speed. It's the best I've seen the team play and it augurs well for the future" External link

fijitimes Tuesday, March 3, 2015 5:41:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “It excited me the way we played against the West Indies,” “They played four fast bowlers, thinking we would not be able to cope with the speed. It’s the best I’ve seen the team play and it augurs well for the future” External link

arabnews Monday, March 2, 2015 8:34:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : "It excited me the way we played against the West Indies," "They played four fast bowlers, thinking we would not be able to cope with the speed. It's the best I've seen the team play and it augurs well for the future" External link

BangkokPost Monday, March 2, 2015 11:38:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : "It excited me the way we played against the West Indies," "They played four fast bowlers, thinking we would not be able to cope with the speed. It's the best I've seen the team play and it augurs well for the future" External link

news24 Monday, March 2, 2015 9:54:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : "It excited me the way we played against the West Indies," "They played four fast bowlers, thinking we would not be able to cope with the speed. It's the best I've seen the team play and it augurs well for the future" External link

afp-en Monday, March 2, 2015 1:00:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : "We will sit down, not tomorrow but the next day, and talk about it and see where we go from here, see what is best for our type of bowlers. And make sure that's what comes to our game against South Africa," "We have to be better, there's no question about it. We've been terrible in the last 15 (overs), so we have to make sure we improve" External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, February 27, 2015 12:55:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “Building an elevated structure, roughly 40-60 feet tall, directly through our neighborhood, would have a dramatic impact on property values, residents’ quality of life, and the safety of our community,” External link

chron Tuesday, February 17, 2015 10:15:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said ( about Houston City ) : "Oak Forest, and the surrounding community, has quickly become one of the most desirable neighborhoods in Houston. Building an elevated structure, roughly 40-60 feet tall, directly through our neighborhood, would have a dramatic impact on property values, residents' quality of life, and the safety of our community," External link

chron Tuesday, February 17, 2015 7:47:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons insists : "There is no pressure from outside," "We put pressure on ourselves to win games, but it is a question of limiting it" External link

belfasttelegraph Saturday, February 14, 2015 2:47:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons admits : "We have still work to do on the batting," External link

belfasttelegraph Saturday, February 14, 2015 2:47:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons explained ( about Brett Lee ) : "Brett Lee has a wonderful knowledge of fast bowling and his special insight of Australian pitches will help give our bowlers further confidence ahead of their group matches," External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, February 6, 2015 12:11:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said ( about Brett Lee ) : "Brett Lee has a wonderful knowledge of fast bowling, and his special insight of Australian pitches will help give our bowlers further confidence ahead of their group matches," External link

abc-au Thursday, February 5, 2015 11:12:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said ( about Brett Lee ) : "Brett Lee has a wonderful knowledge of fast bowling, and his special insight of Australian pitches will help give our bowlers further confidence ahead of their group matches," External link

afp-en Thursday, February 5, 2015 7:28:00 PM EAT



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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
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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

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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

stabroeknews Tuesday, October 29, 2019 9:19:00 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

Jimmy Adams said ( about Phil Simmons ) : “I am happy, after a very robust recruitment process, at the appointment of Phil to the role of Head Coach. I have no doubt that Phil brings the requisite leadership skills and experience needed to drive improvement across our international squads and I look forward to supporting him in the role” External link

antiguaobserver Tuesday, October 15, 2019 12:33:00 PM 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

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

stabroeknews Thursday, September 15, 2016 2:07:00 PM 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,” “Instead, he was stymied by uncooperative administrators, antiquated structures and systems, and by a hostile working environment. Once again the Board failed to see and seize a glaring opportunity” External link

stabroeknews Thursday, September 15, 2016 2:07:00 PM 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

kaieteurnewsonline Thursday, September 15, 2016 7:21:00 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,” “Instead, he was stymied by uncooperative administrators, antiquated structures and systems, and by a hostile working environment. Once again the Board failed to see and seize a glaring opportunity” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Thursday, September 15, 2016 7:21:00 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

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

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

stabroeknews Thursday, September 15, 2016 2:54:00 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,” “Instead, he was stymied by uncooperative administrators, antiquated structures and systems, and by a hostile working environment. Once again the Board failed to see and seize a glaring opportunity” External link

stabroeknews Thursday, September 15, 2016 2:54:00 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

Mohammed Taha said ( about Phil Simmons ) : “That merely concretizes what we have known already, the fact that Simmons was suspended plus he made public details of conflict between himself as coach and one of the selectors and those outside influences which we could only assume could be somewhere within the hierarchy of West Indies cricket,” External link

stabroeknews Wednesday, September 14, 2016 9:43:00 PM EAT

Chris Gayle said ( about Phil Simmons ) : “I know Phil from a personal point of view, I know him well,” External link

guyanachronicle Sunday, March 22, 2015 9:46:00 PM EAT

William Porterfield said ( about Phil Simmons ) : "Phil has been superb for the team and Irish cricket throughout his time in charge. We've all improved and grown as cricketers thanks to his efforts," "He's been a towering presence not just in Irish cricket, but across the world where he is held in such high regard" External link

afp-en Saturday, March 21, 2015 3:24:00 AM EAT

Michael Muirhead added ( about Phil Simmons ) : "Phil has impressed us with his understanding of the current realities of West Indies cricket and his ability to articulate practical examples and strategies of things that could be implemented within the team to improve performance. " External link

afp-en Saturday, March 21, 2015 3:24:00 AM EAT

Michael Muirhead added ( about Phil Simmons ) : "Phil has impressed us with his understanding of the current realities of West Indies cricket and his ability to articulate practical examples and strategies of things that could be implemented within the team to improve performance. " External link

afp-en Saturday, March 21, 2015 2:16:00 AM EAT

Brett Lee said ( about Phil Simmons ) : "I was chatting with Simmo (Ireland National Coach Phil Simmons) and he invited me on board," External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, February 9, 2015 12:36:00 PM EAT

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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

stabroeknews Sunday, January 12, 2020 9:26:00 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

guyanachronicle Sunday, January 12, 2020 6:54:00 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

guyanachronicle Tuesday, January 7, 2020 6:14:00 AM EAT

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

guyanachronicle Tuesday, January 7, 2020 6:14:00 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 (Penney) is an excellent coach and has demonstrated this everywhere he has worked. " External link

business-standard Tuesday, December 31, 2019 9:52:00 AM EAT

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

stabroeknews Tuesday, December 31, 2019 9:32:00 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 : “I think all the guys know we want to play our best tomorrow and even though we play our best, we might not win,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, December 21, 2019 3:38:00 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 : "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

firstpost Tuesday, December 10, 2019 3:12:00 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

firstpost Tuesday, December 10, 2019 3:12:00 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

business-standard Tuesday, December 10, 2019 2:56:00 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

business-standard Tuesday, December 10, 2019 2:56:00 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

business-standard Tuesday, December 10, 2019 2:56:00 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

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

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

Hindu Tuesday, December 10, 2019 1:17:00 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

Hindu Tuesday, December 10, 2019 1:17:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “I didn’t have Jason (Holder) a lot in the ODIs when I was there (as a coach) before. 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 : "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

firstpost Wednesday, December 4, 2019 5:35:00 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

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. No disrespect to Afghanistan, but facing India will be a more difficult series, especially in the ODI. Our players really the hang of thing with the 3-0 series win and I believe we will move from strength to strength” External link

guyanachronicle Friday, November 29, 2019 7:00:00 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. " External link

business-standard Thursday, November 28, 2019 9:46:00 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. 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

myanmarnews Wednesday, November 27, 2019 1:47:00 AM 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

myanmarnews Wednesday, November 27, 2019 1:47:00 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

irishsun Tuesday, November 26, 2019 10:45:00 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

irishsun Tuesday, November 26, 2019 10:45:00 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

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

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

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

india Tuesday, November 26, 2019 7:48:00 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

stabroeknews Friday, November 1, 2019 9:12:00 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 said : “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

dailytimesPK Tuesday, May 21, 2019 12:55:00 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 (Afghanistan Cricket Board) my notice that I will not be renewing my contract," External link

thepeninsulaqatar Monday, May 20, 2019 11:52:00 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

thepeninsulaqatar Monday, May 20, 2019 11:52:00 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

yahoo-au Monday, May 20, 2019 10:49:00 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

yahoo-au Monday, May 20, 2019 10:49:00 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

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

antiguaobserver Wednesday, September 14, 2016 12:42:00 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

jamaicaobserver Thursday, August 25, 2016 6:41:00 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

timesofoman Tuesday, August 23, 2016 1:41:00 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

timesofoman Tuesday, August 23, 2016 1:41:00 PM 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

Phil Simmons told : “I think the confidence [of the team] is there. I think everybody seems to be doing what is necessary,” External link

Triniad-guardian Friday, June 24, 2016 6:26:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “Everyone has put their hand up at some point in time,” “A few still have to come to the party but most of the guys have put their hands up and said ‘look, we want to go up the table with you’ so it’s great to see” External link

Triniad-guardian Friday, June 24, 2016 6:26:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons told : “There are a lot of things we can take from it. I think when you’re up against Australia and you’re 30 for three and to come back and make 280, you have to take that,” External link

stabroeknews Thursday, June 23, 2016 9:25:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons noted : “He should have gotten one (century) in St Kitts [but] unfortunately [he was] run out there … and today he just carried on. That’s what we’ve been asking for – somebody to get a hundred in the top four and today was his day,” External link

stabroeknews Thursday, June 23, 2016 9:25:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons told : “There are a lot of things we can take from it. I think when you’re up against Australia and you’re 30 for three and to come back and make 280, you have to take that,” External link

Triniad-guardian Thursday, June 23, 2016 8:13:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons noted : “He should have gotten one (century) in St Kitts [but] unfortunately [he was] run out there … and today he just carried on. That’s what we’ve been asking for—somebody to get a hundred in the top four and today was his day,” External link

Triniad-guardian Thursday, June 23, 2016 8:13:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : "The work that the guys have put in over the past five or six weeks has been excellent. " External link

news24 Wednesday, June 22, 2016 5:17:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “We realise that we didn’t bat properly against them last time, so we had to bat properly this time. In that way we will be happy with ourselves because the batting came to the party today,” “That’s what’s been lacking for us. So it’s a good feeling to know you beat Australia who are world champions and the number one team in the world, so it means that we are moving in the right direction” External link

antiguaobserver Wednesday, June 15, 2016 3:25:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “The pressure is being put on the top four to make sure we set-up whatever we have to do at the bottom,” “We know how devastating we can be at the end of an innings with the players we have, so the top four have been asked to put their dancing shoes so we are in a position to make sure that the latter part of the batting can do what they do and they have done that today and they have seen us through” External link

antiguaobserver Wednesday, June 15, 2016 3:25:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “It is always a confidence booster to beat Australia. I think our confidence has been good throughout the series,” “Going into the first game it was tight because we had not played a proper one-day series for a while, but after the first game everybody settles down. We had a bad second game, but we played well today and I think that’s confidence booster enough” External link

antiguaobserver Wednesday, June 15, 2016 3:25:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “We realize that we didn’t bat properly against them last time so we had to bat properly this time so in that way we will be happy with our selves because the batting came to the party today,” “That’s what’s been lacking for us. So it’s a good feeling to know you beat Australia who are world champions and number one team in the world so it means that we are moving in the right direction” External link

Triniad-guardian Wednesday, June 15, 2016 3:03:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “The pressure is being put on the top four to make sure we setup whatever we have to do at the bottom,” “We know how devastating we can be at the end of an innings with the players we have so the top four have been asked to put their dancing shoes on make sure that we are in a position to make sure that the latter part of the batting can do what they do and they have done that today and they have seen us through” External link

Triniad-guardian Wednesday, June 15, 2016 3:03:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “It is always a confidence booster to beat Australia. I think our confidence has been good throughout the series,” “Going into the first game it was tight because we had not played a proper one day series for a while but after the first game everybody settles down. We had a bad second game but we played well today and I think that’s confidence booster enough” External link

Triniad-guardian Wednesday, June 15, 2016 3:03:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “We realise that we didn’t bat properly against them last time so we had to bat properly this time so in that way we will be happy with ourselves because the batting came to the party today,” “That’s what’s been lacking for us. So it’s a good feeling to know you beat Australia who are world champions and number one team in the world so it means that we are moving in the right direction” External link

guyanachronicle Wednesday, June 15, 2016 5:40:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “The pressure is being put on the top four to make sure we setup whatever we have to do at the bottom,” “We know how devastating we can be at the end of an innings with the players we have so the top four have been asked to put their dancing shoes on, make sure that we are in a position to make sure that the latter part of the batting can do what they do and they have done that today and they have seen us through” External link

guyanachronicle Wednesday, June 15, 2016 5:40:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “It is always a confidence-booster to beat Australia. I think our confidence has been good throughout the series,” “Going into the first game it was tight because we had not played a proper one-day series for a while but after the first game everybody settled down. We had a bad second game but we played well today and I think that’s confidence-booster enough” External link

guyanachronicle Wednesday, June 15, 2016 5:40:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “We realise that we didn’t bat properly against them last time so we had to bat properly this time so in that way we will be happy with ourselves because the batting came to the party today,” “That’s what’s been lacking for us. So it’s a good feeling to know you beat Australia who are world champions and number one team in the world so it means that we are moving in the right direction” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, June 14, 2016 10:31:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “The pressure is being put on the top four to make sure we setup whatever we have to do at the bottom,” “We know how devastating we can be at the end of an innings with the players we have so the top four have been asked to put their dancing shoes on make sure that we are in a position to make sure that the latter part of the batting can do what they do and they have done that today and they have seen us through” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, June 14, 2016 10:31:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “It is always a confidence booster to beat Australia. I think our confidence has been good throughout the series,” “Going into the first game it was tight because we had not played a proper one day series for a while but after the first game everybody settles down. We had a bad second game but we played well today and I think that’s confidence booster enough” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, June 14, 2016 10:31:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “We realize that we didn’t bat properly against them last time so we had to bat properly this time so in that way we will be happy with our selves because the batting came to the party today,” “That’s what’s been lacking for us. So it’s a good feeling to know you beat Australia who are world champions and number one team in the world so it means that we are moving in the right direction” External link

stabroeknews Tuesday, June 14, 2016 9:23:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “The pressure is being put on the top four to make sure we set up whatever we have to do at the bottom,” “We know how devastating we can be at the end of an innings with the players we have so the top four have been asked to put their dancing shoes on make sure that we are in a position to make sure that the latter part of the batting can do what they do and they have done that today and they have seen us through” External link

stabroeknews Tuesday, June 14, 2016 9:23:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “It is always a confidence booster to beat Australia. I think our confidence has been good throughout the series,” “Going into the first game it was tight because we had not played a proper one day series for a while but after the first game everybody settles down. We had a bad second game but we played well today and I think that’s confidence booster enough” External link

stabroeknews Tuesday, June 14, 2016 9:23:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons told : “They are [number] one and three in the world for a reason so we need to get up there and that’s the reason we need to play these teams so we can see where we are and especially if we beat them we know we’re somewhere close to them,” External link

trinidadexpress Thursday, June 2, 2016 6:30:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons told : “They are [number] one and three in the world for a reason so we need to get up there and that’s the reason we need to play these teams so we can see where we are and especially if we beat them we know we’re somewhere close to them,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, June 2, 2016 12:30:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : "West Indies have a tremendous history and prestige in the game, and I am honoured to have been given this opportunity to be head coach," External link

afp-en Saturday, March 21, 2015 3:24:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : "West Indies have a tremendous history and prestige in the game, and I am honoured to have been given this opportunity to be head coach," External link

afp-en Saturday, March 21, 2015 2:16:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : "I've had eight wonderful years as Ireland's head coach, and will always cherish the memories of those great days we've shared. " External link

sligochampion Saturday, March 21, 2015 1:09:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons added ( about West Indies Test ) : "West Indies have a tremendous history and prestige in the game, and I am honoured to have been given this opportunity to be head coach. " External link

sligochampion Saturday, March 21, 2015 1:09:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : "I've had eight wonderful years as Ireland's head coach, and will always cherish the memories of those great days we've shared. " External link

argus Saturday, March 21, 2015 1:02:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons added ( about West Indies Test ) : "West Indies have a tremendous history and prestige in the game, and I am honoured to have been given this opportunity to be head coach. " External link

argus Saturday, March 21, 2015 1:02:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : "I've had eight wonderful years as Ireland's head coach, and will always cherish the memories of those great days we've shared. " External link

kerryman Saturday, March 21, 2015 12:54:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons added ( about West Indies Test ) : "West Indies have a tremendous history and prestige in the game, and I am honoured to have been given this opportunity to be head coach. " External link

kerryman Saturday, March 21, 2015 12:54:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : "I've had eight wonderful years as Ireland's head coach, and will always cherish the memories of those great days we've shared. " External link

belfasttelegraph Saturday, March 21, 2015 12:38:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons added ( about West Indies Test ) : "West Indies have a tremendous history and prestige in the game, and I am honoured to have been given this opportunity to be head coach. " External link

belfasttelegraph Saturday, March 21, 2015 12:38:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : "I've had eight wonderful years as Ireland's head coach, and will always cherish the memories of those great days we've shared. " External link

drogheda-independent Saturday, March 21, 2015 12:14:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons added ( about West Indies Test ) : "West Indies have a tremendous history and prestige in the game, and I am honoured to have been given this opportunity to be head coach. " External link

drogheda-independent Saturday, March 21, 2015 12:14:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : "West Indies have a tremendous history and prestige in the game and I am honoured to have been given this opportunity to be head coach," "There is an abundance of young talent coming through the ranks and to be able to assist with the development of the future playing talent in the West Indies is fantastic. I can't wait to begin and I am looking forward to starting work with the players" External link

fishing-co Saturday, March 21, 2015 12:06:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : "I've had eight wonderful years as Ireland's head coach, and will always cherish the memories of those great days we've shared. " External link

corkman Friday, March 20, 2015 10:52:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons added ( about West Indies Test ) : "West Indies have a tremendous history and prestige in the game, and I am honoured to have been given this opportunity to be head coach. " External link

corkman Friday, March 20, 2015 10:52:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : "I've had eight wonderful years as Ireland's head coach, and will always cherish the memories of those great days we've shared. " External link

herald-ie Friday, March 20, 2015 9:02:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons added ( about West Indies Test ) : "West Indies have a tremendous history and prestige in the game, and I am honoured to have been given this opportunity to be head coach. " External link

herald-ie Friday, March 20, 2015 9:02:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “This is the only match so far where I think it’s about who executes better on the day,” “Both teams have been playing some good cricket so for this match it’s more about who turns up on the day” External link

theindependent Thursday, March 12, 2015 7:31:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “The benchmark for any success in the World Cup is to win it and so you come here thinking you have a chance of winning the World Cup and, so, if you don’t think that, then you are wasting your time,” External link

herald Friday, March 6, 2015 3:10:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “I don’t think there is much pressure from the last game, I think we were outclassed and we know that, we just have to bounce back. It’s not hard to bounce back because we prepare the same way we prepared the other games,” External link

herald Friday, March 6, 2015 3:10:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : "It excited me the way we played against the West Indies," "They played four fast bowlers, thinking we would not be able to cope with the speed. It's the best I've seen the team play and it augurs well for the future" External link

fijitimes Tuesday, March 3, 2015 5:41:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “It excited me the way we played against the West Indies,” “They played four fast bowlers, thinking we would not be able to cope with the speed. It’s the best I’ve seen the team play and it augurs well for the future” External link

arabnews Monday, March 2, 2015 8:34:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : "It excited me the way we played against the West Indies," "They played four fast bowlers, thinking we would not be able to cope with the speed. It's the best I've seen the team play and it augurs well for the future" External link

BangkokPost Monday, March 2, 2015 11:38:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : "It excited me the way we played against the West Indies," "They played four fast bowlers, thinking we would not be able to cope with the speed. It's the best I've seen the team play and it augurs well for the future" External link

news24 Monday, March 2, 2015 9:54:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : "It excited me the way we played against the West Indies," "They played four fast bowlers, thinking we would not be able to cope with the speed. It's the best I've seen the team play and it augurs well for the future" External link

afp-en Monday, March 2, 2015 1:00:00 AM EAT

Phil Simmons said : "We will sit down, not tomorrow but the next day, and talk about it and see where we go from here, see what is best for our type of bowlers. And make sure that's what comes to our game against South Africa," "We have to be better, there's no question about it. We've been terrible in the last 15 (overs), so we have to make sure we improve" External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, February 27, 2015 12:55:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said : “Building an elevated structure, roughly 40-60 feet tall, directly through our neighborhood, would have a dramatic impact on property values, residents’ quality of life, and the safety of our community,” External link

chron Tuesday, February 17, 2015 10:15:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said ( about Houston City ) : "Oak Forest, and the surrounding community, has quickly become one of the most desirable neighborhoods in Houston. Building an elevated structure, roughly 40-60 feet tall, directly through our neighborhood, would have a dramatic impact on property values, residents' quality of life, and the safety of our community," External link

chron Tuesday, February 17, 2015 7:47:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons insists : "There is no pressure from outside," "We put pressure on ourselves to win games, but it is a question of limiting it" External link

belfasttelegraph Saturday, February 14, 2015 2:47:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons admits : "We have still work to do on the batting," External link

belfasttelegraph Saturday, February 14, 2015 2:47:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons explained ( about Brett Lee ) : "Brett Lee has a wonderful knowledge of fast bowling and his special insight of Australian pitches will help give our bowlers further confidence ahead of their group matches," External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, February 6, 2015 12:11:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said ( about Brett Lee ) : "Brett Lee has a wonderful knowledge of fast bowling, and his special insight of Australian pitches will help give our bowlers further confidence ahead of their group matches," External link

abc-au Thursday, February 5, 2015 11:12:00 PM EAT

Phil Simmons said ( about Brett Lee ) : "Brett Lee has a wonderful knowledge of fast bowling, and his special insight of Australian pitches will help give our bowlers further confidence ahead of their group matches," External link

afp-en Thursday, February 5, 2015 7:28:00 PM 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 ) : “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

stabroeknews Tuesday, October 29, 2019 9:19:00 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

Jimmy Adams said ( about Phil Simmons ) : “I am happy, after a very robust recruitment process, at the appointment of Phil to the role of Head Coach. I have no doubt that Phil brings the requisite leadership skills and experience needed to drive improvement across our international squads and I look forward to supporting him in the role” External link

antiguaobserver Tuesday, October 15, 2019 12:33:00 PM 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

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

stabroeknews Thursday, September 15, 2016 2:07:00 PM 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,” “Instead, he was stymied by uncooperative administrators, antiquated structures and systems, and by a hostile working environment. Once again the Board failed to see and seize a glaring opportunity” External link

stabroeknews Thursday, September 15, 2016 2:07:00 PM 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

kaieteurnewsonline Thursday, September 15, 2016 7:21:00 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,” “Instead, he was stymied by uncooperative administrators, antiquated structures and systems, and by a hostile working environment. Once again the Board failed to see and seize a glaring opportunity” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Thursday, September 15, 2016 7:21:00 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

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

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

stabroeknews Thursday, September 15, 2016 2:54:00 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,” “Instead, he was stymied by uncooperative administrators, antiquated structures and systems, and by a hostile working environment. Once again the Board failed to see and seize a glaring opportunity” External link

stabroeknews Thursday, September 15, 2016 2:54:00 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

Mohammed Taha said ( about Phil Simmons ) : “That merely concretizes what we have known already, the fact that Simmons was suspended plus he made public details of conflict between himself as coach and one of the selectors and those outside influences which we could only assume could be somewhere within the hierarchy of West Indies cricket,” External link

stabroeknews Wednesday, September 14, 2016 9:43:00 PM EAT

Chris Gayle said ( about Phil Simmons ) : “I know Phil from a personal point of view, I know him well,” External link

guyanachronicle Sunday, March 22, 2015 9:46:00 PM EAT

William Porterfield said ( about Phil Simmons ) : "Phil has been superb for the team and Irish cricket throughout his time in charge. We've all improved and grown as cricketers thanks to his efforts," "He's been a towering presence not just in Irish cricket, but across the world where he is held in such high regard" External link

afp-en Saturday, March 21, 2015 3:24:00 AM EAT

Michael Muirhead added ( about Phil Simmons ) : "Phil has impressed us with his understanding of the current realities of West Indies cricket and his ability to articulate practical examples and strategies of things that could be implemented within the team to improve performance. " External link

afp-en Saturday, March 21, 2015 3:24:00 AM EAT

Michael Muirhead added ( about Phil Simmons ) : "Phil has impressed us with his understanding of the current realities of West Indies cricket and his ability to articulate practical examples and strategies of things that could be implemented within the team to improve performance. " External link

afp-en Saturday, March 21, 2015 2:16:00 AM EAT

Brett Lee said ( about Phil Simmons ) : "I was chatting with Simmo (Ireland National Coach Phil Simmons) and he invited me on board," External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, February 9, 2015 12:36:00 PM EAT