Curtly Ambrose © Getty Images
Curtly Ambrose said he is very disappointed after his sacking © Getty Images

St John’s, Antigua: Curtly Ambrose, former West Indies fast bowler, who was serving as the team’s coach but was removed recently is sad over his axing. Roderick Estwick had replaced Ambrose. Ambrose was quoted by saying, “I only learnt about it from head coach Phil Simmons on Wednesday (last week), and when he told me I said to him that I am very disappointed, because I never expected it, and I never saw it coming because he never gave me any indication he was going to let me go. So, it came as a bit of a shock basically, but I haven’t decided which direction I am going to take just yet. I’ll just pause and give it a little time to think about it and decide where I want to go after.” READ: Curtly Ambrose sacked as West Indies bowling consultant by WICB, replaced by Roderick Estwick

He told bhpfm.com, “I spoke to Head Coach Phil Simmons, and he told me that he wanted someone who is more technical to work with the fast bowlers. So, I said to him well, if you knew I was doing a poor job, then you should have told me. He said no, I did a fantastic job, because I brought a high level of discipline to the team, and I have motivated the guys quite a bit. I’ve gotten the respect from all the guys, and I did a fantastic job, but he wants somebody more technical, hence, he is going for Roderick Estwick.” READ: Curtly Ambrose believes West Indies eligibility criteria needs tweaks

“I had high hopes for the tri-nation series and the Test series against India, because I have planned most of my stuff around those series. So, it was a bit of a shock, and it’s disappointing, but he’s the boss, and the head coach is the one who selects his crew, his coaching staff. I did wish him all the best and asked him to continue with the team and that we can get some positive results, because I am not going to hold him in malice or hold it against hi. Its’ just disappointing.”

St John’s, Antigua: Curtly Ambrose, former West Indies fast bowler, who was serving as the team’s coach but was removed recently is sad over his axing. Roderick Estwick had replaced Ambrose. Ambrose was quoted by bhpfm.com saying, “I only learnt about it from head coach Phil Simmons on Wednesday (last week), and when he told me I said to him that I am very disappointed, because I never expected it, and I never saw it coming because he never gave me any indication he was going to let me go. So, it came as a bit of a shock basically, but I haven’t decided which direction I am going to take just yet. I’ll just pause and give it a little time to think about it and decide where I want to go after.”

“I spoke to Head Coach Phil Simmons, and he told me that he wanted someone who is more technical to work with the fast bowlers. So, I said to him well, if you knew I was doing a poor job, then you should have told me. He said no, I did a fantastic job, because I brought a high level of discipline to the team, and I have motivated the guys quite a bit. I’ve gotten the respect from all the guys, and I did a fantastic job, but he wants somebody more technical, hence, he is going for Roderick Estwick.”

“I had high hopes for the tri-nation series and the Test series against India, because I have planned most of my stuff around those series. So, it was a bit of a shock, and it’s disappointing, but he’s the boss, and the head coach is the one who selects his crew, his coaching staff. I did wish him all the best and asked him to continue with the team and that we can get some positive results, because I am not going to hold him in malice or hold it against hi. Its’ just disappointing.”