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Phil Simmons appointed Head Coach of St. Kitts & Nevis Patriots

Former West Indies coach Phil Simmons will become the new head coach for the St. Kitts & Nevis Patriots for the 2017 Hero Caribbean Premier League season.

With Simmons’s experience the Patriots are hoping he will improve¬†performances in the CPL Campaign. Simmons is a former explosive West Indies batting all-rounder, he retired from being a professional player in 2002 before embarking on a successful coaching career.

Simmons is former coach of the Ireland National Cricket team from 2007 to 2015. Simmons is best known for coaching the West Indies team to victory in the ICC World T20 in India earlier this year.

Star batsman Chris Gayle just signed with the Patriots last week.

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Jade Webster

Jade Webster has rejoined the Cayman 27 Team as Sports Reporter/ Producer in August 2016. Jade has a background in News and has developed a passion for Sports while covering international Games. Jade was one of 35 Young Reporters selected worldwide to be apart of the Young Reporters Programme by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) at the Second Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China. She was awarded the 'Best IOC Young Reporter', and went on to cover the Second Winter Youth Olympic Games in Lilehammer, Norway. Jade was also selected as a Young Reporter in 2015 to cover the Toronto Pan American Games, where she was awarded a Hockey Stick for her hard-work and dedication. Jade was the Press Officer for the Cayman Islands Olympic Committee at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janerio, Brazil. She graduated with honors in Broadcast Journalism from the University of South Florida

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