Philip Verant Simmons (born 18 April 1963) is a former West Indian cricketer who was a all-rounder played as an opening batsman, a medium-fast bowler and a slip fielder. He also served as the coach of the West Indies cricket team.Simmons' first home was in Arima, Trinidad, a few miles outside Port of Spain. He lived just two doors down from Larry Gomes, a former West Indian batsman. He proved to be adept at a number of sports, but excelled at cricket and was soon playing for the regional side East Zone. He made the leap to represent Trinidad and Tobago in 1983 with the help and encouragement of Rohan Kanhai, the coach at East Zone. Wikipedia
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