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Phil Simmons sacked as West Indies coach

West Indies coach Phil Simmons has been sacked after a string of poor performances by the West Indies in Tests.

A report carried by Sportskeeda.com says he was informed about the termination of his contract on Tuesday.

An all-rounder with an experience of 26 Tests and 143 ODIs, Simmons played international cricket for West Indies from 1987 to 1999.

Post his playing career, he ventured into coaching, and was appointed the head coach of the Zimbabwean cricket team in 2004.

Financial and administrative problems led to his controversial sacking in August 2005.

India go top of Test rankings; face West Indies in T&T this weekend

India have reclaimed the No.1 spot in the International Cricket Council's Test rankings after Sri Lanka demolished Australia by 163 runs in Colombo to complete a 3-0 whitewash.

Australia, who received the Test championship mace before the start of the series slipped from the numero uno spot to now rest on third while Pakistan, who drew their four-Test series against England, 2-2, climbed to No.2.