Windies coach `frustrated` by missing T20 stars

Johannesburg, Dec. 23 (ANI): West Indies coach Phil Simmons has expressed that he is frustrated by the unavailability of star players in the ongoing Test series against Australia and called on the country’s administrators to find a way to keep the region’s best players.

Star players like Chris Gayle, Darren Sammy, Dwayne Bravo and Andre Russell continue to light up the Twenty20 Big Bash League while their national side struggles to be competitive against the mighty Australians.

West Indies suffered a humiliating innings and 212-run defeat in Hobart, which triggered widespread criticism from former greats on the current plight of the islanders’ stand in the international cricket.

Simmons said that it was frustrating to see star players not playing in a Test series, adding that the deadlock has been going on for a while, Sport24 reported.

He also called on the West Indies Cricket Board to find out the best way so that they can get back their top players on the pitch.

Earlier, pace great Michael Holding and batting legend Brian Lara had slammed WICB for its bad governance.

West Indies are currently trailing 0-1 in the series against Australia and the two sides will next play in Melbourne (from December 26) followed by the third Test in Sydney, starting from January 3. (ANI)

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