Roger Harper removed as West Indies main voter


Head coach Phil Simmons will temporarily take responsibility for the selection responsibility together with the team captains in the various formats

Roger Harper’s two – year term as chairman of the West Indies for voters ends on December 31, as the board is unwilling to renew his contract. After joining the job in late 2019, the teams Harper selected won five out of 16 tests, 11 out of 21 ODIs and 14 out of 39 T20Is.
Holder was named as a reserve player and was eventually brought into the squad after losing their first two matches in the tournament, with the West Indies coming in as defending champions and going out with just one win. Chris Gayle was at the center of another controversy over selection when he went after Curty Ambrose to suggest he was no longer an automatic choice in the West Indies team.
CWI will start looking for a new lead selector in January. Until then, head coach Phil Simmons will take temporary responsibility for these tasks along with the team captains in the various formats. It’s Kraigg Brathwaite for test cricket and Kieron Pollard for tasks with limited overs. Jimmy Adams, CWI’s Director of Cricket, will oversee the process.

“I would like to thank the CWI for the opportunity to serve West Indian cricket in the role of main voter, and I wish the organization the best for the future,” Harper said. “I would also like to thank all those whose efforts and cooperation helped me to carry out my role effectively.”

“We would like to thank Roger and Miles for their work and dedicated services to West Indies cricket over the past two years as members of the men’s senior selection panel,” said Adams. “Selecting West Indian teams for international competition is a very challenging task, and both gentlemen performed their roles with transparency and dignity.”

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