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‘Shelve the egos for the good of West Indies’ – Darren Sammy

‘Shelve the egos for the good of West Indies’ – Sammy

Darren Sammy with World T20 Trophy

Darren Sammy with World T20 Trophy

Darren Sammy has called for West Indies’ players and administrators to put their “egos” to one side and work for the betterment of the game in the region, as he prepares to return to competitive action for the first time since leading his side to victory in the World T20 at Eden Gardens last month.

Either way, he will not be making a triumphant homecoming for West Indies during their Tri-Nations Series against South Africa and Australia, which gets underway at Providence on June 3, having been cut from the WICB’s list of contracted players back in January.

Sammy, who has arrived at Hampshire for this season’s NatWest T20 Blast, will sit out today’s clash with Middlesex at Uxbridge due to registration issues, and instead make his first outing of the campaign in next Thursday’s home match against Kent. (see article Hampshire sign Darren Sammy) Continue reading

Sammy to lead number one-ranked West Indies at ICC World T20

Sammy to lead number one-ranked West Indies at ICC World T20
Published on January 30, 2016 – Caribbean News Now
Darren Sammy in 2012

Darren Sammy in 2012

ST JOHN’S, Antigua — Darren Sammy will lead a strong West Indies team to this year’s International Cricket Council’s World T20 Tournament in India.

The 32-year-old allrounder was named to captain as the West Indies Cricket Board announced the 15 players on Friday 29 January 2016.
The squad includes 11 members of the championship-winning team from 2012. On that occasion West Indies beat Sri Lanka at the R Premadasa Stadium to win the title, with Sammy at the helm.
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Cricket: Ireland beat West Indies by four wickets in opening World Cup match

Ireland beat West Indies by four wickets in opening World Cup match
Published on February 17, 2015- Caribbean News Now
cricket_icon.jpgNELSON, New Zealand — West Indies suffered a four-wicket defeat against Ireland in their opening match of the ICC Cricket World Cup at Saxton Oval on Monday. The Windies were sent into bat and reached 304-7 off 50 overs. Ireland replied with 307-6 off 45.5 overs to record their first win over the West Indies in an official One-Day International.

 West Indies recovered from 87-5 to post a competitive score on a good pitch. The innings was rebuilt by a superb sixth-wicket stand between Lendl Simmons and Darren Sammy. The pair added 154 runs to equal the West Indies record set by Richie Richardson and Jeff Dujon.

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West Indies win second T20 against South Africa to take series

West Indies win second T20 against South Africa to take series
Published on January 12, 2015 – Caribbean News Now
Chris Gayle - Man of the Match

Chris Gayle – Man of the Match

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — An amazing batting display by West Indies saw them break several records as they beat South Africa by four wickets to win the second T20 International at the Wanderers, on Sunday evening.

 The Windies were set 232 for victory after the Proteas posted 231-7 off their 20 overs. The visitors reached the target with four balls to spare – the highest run chase in T20 cricket. The win gave the Windies an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series – following their victory by four wickets in Cape Town last Friday night (January 9, 2015)
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Cricket: West Indies trashes Pakistan to enter World T20 semis

Pakistan v West Indies, World T20, Group 2, Mirpur

West Indies dish out trashing to enter semis

The Report by Karthik Krishnaswamy – April 1, 2014- ESPNCRICINFO

West Indies 166 for 6 (Bravo 46, Sammy 42*) beat Pakistan 82 (Badree 3-10, Narine 3-16) by 84 runs .    Scorecard and ball-by-ball details

Darren Sammy and Dwayne Bravo added 71 runs in 5.2 overs, Pakistan v West Indies, World T20, Group 2, Mirpur, April 1, 2014 ©Getty Images

Darren Sammy and Dwayne Bravo (Man of the Match) added 71 runs in 5.2 overs, Pakistan v West Indies, World T20, Group 2, Mirpur, April 1, 2014 ©Getty Images

West Indies scored 84 runs in their first 15 overs. They nearly doubled their total after that, smashing 82 off the last 30 balls of the innings. No Full Member team had ever conceded so many in the last five overs of a Twenty20 game.

It remained to be seen which part of West Indies’ innings, the first three-quarters or the final quarter, would make a bigger impact on the result as Pakistan began their chase, in a knockout game to determine who would take on Sri Lanka in the first semi-final on Thursday. In the end, West Indies could have declared after 15 overs and still won.  Continue reading

Cricket: Windies lose in exciting finale after winning series

Cricket: Windies go down in exciting finale

T20 cricketBarbados-born seamer Christopher Jordan proved to be England’s hero, snatching three for 39 from his four overs, including the crucial wicket of Ramdin in the penultimate over.

Barbados, Thursday March 13, 2014, CMC – West Indies failed in their bid to complete a clean sweep, as England held their nerve to record a consolation victory, in an exciting finale to their three-match Twenty20 International series here Thursday.

Set a challenging but achievable 166 to win, West Indies were propelled by Lendl Simmons who top scored with 69 and wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin who got 33, as the finished five runs short of their target at Kensington Oval.  Continue reading

Cricket: West Indies win second T20 to take series vs England

West Indies win second T20 to take series

Darren Sammy guided West Indies to a series win with 30 off nine balls in Barbados

Sammy celebrates victory in T20

Published on March 12, 2014 – Caribbean News Now

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — West Indies captain Darren Sammy hit a blazing 30 not out off just nine balls to pilot the world champions team to a five-wicket win over England in the second T20 International on Tuesday March 11, 2014.

Sammy’s power-hitting came as the Windies asking rate climbed to over 10 runs per over in the final stages. They reached 155-5 off 18.5 overs in reply to England’s 152-7 off 20 overs at Kensington OvalContinue reading

The rot in West Indies cricket – commentary

The rot in West Indies cricket

West Indies cricket team logoNOVEMBER 22, 2013 · By Stabroek News

The West Indies team were the most accommodating of guests in the two Test series in India to mark the retirement of Sachin Tendulkar, by allowing their hosts to dominate them as never before, losing twice by an innings and within three days. Apart from their gracious guard of honour to welcome the great man to the wicket, in what turned out to be his last Test innings, their pathetic display was the rudest possible farewell gift they could have given to a fellow professional and legend of the game; it was, moreover, an embarrassment to all followers of West Indies cricket, even when held up against the many embarrassments of the past 15 years or so.

In the first Test at Kolkata, only two West Indians appeared to be playing Test cricket, Shivnarine Chanderpaul and Shane Shillingford; at Mumbai, they were belatedly joined by Denesh Ramdin. But, it has to be said, even Chanderpaul could not quite live up to his own lofty standards.          Continue reading

India vs West Indies Champions Trophy- WI lose by 8 wickets -video

India vs West Indies Champions Trophy 2013 Full Match Highlights – WI lose by 8 wickets

SCORECARD – Full scorecard and statistics here

Cricket: Dwayne Bravo takes over as Windies ODI captain

Dwayne Bravo takes over as Windies ODI captain, Champions Trophy squad named

MAY 5, 2013 | BY  |  – Darren Sammy remains Test and T20 captain

St John’s, Antigua – The West Indies Cricket Board yesterday announced Dwayne Bravo as West Indies One Day International captain.  The Selection Panel recommended to the Board of Directors that Bravo

Dwayne Bravo

Dwayne Bravo

be appointed captain as the West Indies One Day International Cricket Team and the Board of Directors approved the recommendation.
The Selection Panel has also indicated that Darren Sammy will be retained as West Indies Test and Twenty20 International captain.
Chairman of the Selection Panel, Clyde Butts explained the recommendation

of the Selection Panel: “Our results in Tests and T20s have been showing consistent improvement and Sammy deserves every kudos for the work he has done in leading and moulding the team in these formats. We remain confident in his leadership in these formats and will recommend that he continues as the captain for Test and T20 cricket. However our ODI results have not been as strong and we believe that it is best that we freshen the leadership of the team in this format,” Chairman of the Selection Panel Clyde Butts said.

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