Darren Sammy, former West Indies skipper – who was sacked from the national side after leading the team to T20 World Cup victory in 2016 – is still hopeful of making a comeback in the limited-overs side.

“I’m only retired from Test cricket, I’m not retired from limited-overs cricket…I’m available for selection. The selectors have a job to select the team. We have a series coming up against Pakistan, (I’m) available for that and wherever my services are needed,” Sammy told Cricbuzz.

Sammy further added playing for West Indies is his top priority and the all-rounder feels he still has it in him to contribute at the international level for some more time. 

“Everyone has to buy in and West Indies cricket has to be the number one priority, not any personal agendas. I want what’s best for West Indies cricket. I had some conversations with Jimmy, he has some good ideas for cricket. It’s all about everyone heading in the right direction because if Jimmy and Stuart don’t have the support to implement these ideas then it will still be a back and forth,” the all-rounder added.

Sammy, who was a part of the Hung Hom Jaguars for the Hong Kong T20 Blitz, further termed his stint with them as an amazing experience.

“The ground (Mission Road Ground) is small but you have to put in the work. You don’t want to be the guy who goes for 60 in four overs. The amount of internationals players it has attracted…you can only foresee it growing bigger next year. You have got some club players against us international players, it is a step up for them but a learning experience for these guys. Like many T20 leagues, it is an opportunity to develop the local talent,” Sammy added.

Since the ouster of senior players, West Indies cricket has gone from bad to worse as the team hasn’t even qualified for the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 and is now in danger of losing a direct qualification for the 50-over World Cup in 2019.
In the past eight months, a Test win over Pakistan has probably been the only noticeable thing, which is enough to tell how poorly they’ve performed. 

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