It seems like all is not fine in the West Indies dressing room. There have been reports in the Caribbean media that the Jamaican all-rounder Odean Smith is being neglected by Pollard and coach Phil Simmons.
A source from Radio Jamaica has stated that West Indies Player Association filed a complaint about the ill-treatment of Odean Smith and that a meeting will take place between the vice president of CWI, director of cricket, and team management.
The West Indies Cricket Board has issued a statement and has termed the news as ‘malicious’. “Cricket West Indies (CWI) is aware that earlier today, voice notes were circulated on social media, and in sections of the regional broadcast media, suggesting that there is a rift within the West Indies Senior Men’s team. Contrary to the unsubstantiated statements, containing unfounded and mischievous allegations, Cricket West Indies (CWI) is satisfied that there is no discord between the Team Captain and any member of the West Indies team” said the CWI
Earlier, there was news that Pollard has been immensely impressed and termed Odean Smith as ‘rare talent’. Smith is not only long hitter of the ball but can also bowl at a decent pace, nearly 90 miles an hour according to Pollard.