“sure we are ready on the 17th for the start of our tournament” – Head Coach Phil Simmons on their qualifiers

West Indies’ final official T20 world cup warm-up match against the Netherlands was abandoned.

The fixture at the Melbourne Cricket Ground was the second of two warm-ups and represented the West Indies side’s final chance for a match scenario ahead of their opening game of the qualifiers against Scotland next week.

The West Indies registered a comfortable 17-run win over the United Arab Emirates at the Junction Oval in Melbourne on Monday.

“Any game that you go into you want to win and you want to try and plan properly and execute those plans properly. There are still one or two areas that we need to work on,” said Estwick after the game.

“We lost some early wickets; we didn’t assess the conditions as you would like.”

However today, West Indies head coach, Phil Simmons, points out that despite the abandoned match against Netherlands, the Windies remains focused on their qualifiers against Scotland.

“I’m looking at the first game and the first game is against Scotland on the 17th, and that’s where we are focussing now,” he said.

“When we finish with that one, we focus on the next one, so right now it’s about sharpening up and making sure we are ready on the 17th for the start of our tournament,” he added.

the Caribbean men who are in Group B of the tournament will travel to Hobart, Tasmania for Round 1 in which they will face Scotland on October 17, Zimbabwe on October 19, and Ireland on October 21.

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