Sammy ruled out of West Indies captaincy by the chairman of selectors
Darren Sammy no more to be on the throne of West Indies captain. The Caribbean who presented the team with two World Twenty20 titles posted a video on Friday on his facebook account saying that he will not be able to continue the captaincy anymore as the chairman of selectors ruled him out of the captaincy. The chairman reviewed the captaincy of Twenty20 and Sammy was not eligible to be the captain anymore.
In a six minute long emotional video posted by Sammy, he stated
“I got a call yesterday morning, it was probably 30 seconds, from the chairman of selectors telling me that they’ve reviewed the captaincy of T20 and I won’t be captain anymore of the T20 team, [and] my performances have not merited selection in the squad.”
“That’s okay, I’ve always believed West Indies cricket is not about Darren Sammy. They are looking to the future and I wanna wish the new captain – I don’t know if it’s out yet so I won’t call any names – all the best as he looks to lead West Indies cricket and take it forward.”
“I just know I played with my heart and soul whenever I stepped out on the cricket field.”
“Six years ago I was asked to captain West Indies, a task which I fought [and] would be the biggest challenge in my career, in my life. A task which I know would be so difficult but guess what…I took it head on. I embraced the challenge, I embraced the difficulty. I turn up at the office which is my playground, the cricket field, every day and put in the work.”
“I started off with Ottis Gibson [then West Indies coach]. I want to thank you buddy for believing in me and now it has ended up with Phil [Simmons]. To my players all over the years, who’ve been part of the team and who’ve been under my captaincy, I want to thank you all for all the support. We’ve had our ups and downs but I have never given up hope, I have never stopped believing in myself and in the team. That is what I was about as captain – trying to instill positive, never-say-die attitude into my players. The result we won two World Cups and I want to thank all of you.”