Ireland Cricket Coach Phil Simmons has been offered a similar position with the West indies and is expected to take up the role within the next 24 hours. The former West Indies all-rounder has enjoyed considerable success with the Ireland team over the past eight years but has been enticed by the lure of test cricket and restoring the fortunes of his former team. He has an awesome task given the divisions within Caribbean cricket but if anyone can restore the West Indies to former glories it is the popular Trinidadian who masterminded Ireland’s victory over the West Indies in the World Cup two weeks ago.