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Phil Simmons talks to the West Indies side during a training session

A sacking the WICB could have done without

Getting rid of Phil Simmons as coach for not toeing the line was an inappropriate move by the board, which needed to fix its administration first

Jason Holder was short of answers for Australia's batsmen

West Indies

The year from hell

Even by their depressing standards of recent times, 2015 was a shocker for West Indies

Marlon Samuels exults after scoring a century

World Cup 2015

West Indies in need of redemption song

West Indies come into the World Cup looking to redeem a reputation tarnished by the events of 2014 but the absence of key players, and a new leadership, still pose a challenge

Dwayne Bravo arrives at the toss with his team-mates

Trouble behind closed doors

The fallout of the withdrawal from the India tour, captaincy changes, and lack of clarity on the future of some senior players made it a bleak year for West Indies

Dave Cameron and Wavell Hinds at the agreement-signing ceremony

The West Indies crisis

WICB must tread on eggshells with care

The WICB statement should cool down emotions and allow all parties involved to take the next step forward

Barbados Tridents players celebrate their title win

Soggy end betrays smart start

The second edition of the CPL had crowds and runs aplenty, but concluded with an anti-climax

Kraigg Brathwaite stroked an eye-catching half-century

No backbone in West Indies' batting

Apart from the 21-year-old Kraigg Brathwaite, no other batsman showed much promise in the series against New Zealand

Darren Sammy marshals his troops

Time to sober up

West Indies' batting has been on a wobbly course, and five defeats in the last six T20 internationals have underlined it