Discarded England batsman Kevin Pietersen was named as the captain of his Caribbean Premier League side St. Lucia Zouks after the regular skipper Darren Sammy was ruled out of the rest of the tournament due to a fractured left hand.

Sammy was hit on his left-hand by an Andre Russell delivery while batting in the match against Jamaica Tallawahs and was forced to retire hurt on 29. But Sammy walked out to field but did not roll his arm over. At the end of the match, the scan reports revealed that Sammy has incurred an incomplete fracture, ruling him out of action for four weeks.

It’s a real shame for Darren. He’s one of the biggest names in the CPL and a great leader for the Zouks. We wish him a speedy recovery, and knowing the kind of guy he is, I’m sure he’ll continue to be an inspirational part of the squad for the rest of the tournament, even though he won’t actually be out in the middle, said the director of Cricket Hero CPL Tom Moody.

Keron Cottoy will replace Darren Sammy for the rest of the CPL. With this, Pietersen becomes the first foreigner to lead a CPL outfit. Zouks are currently third in the CPL points table with 7 points from as many matches.

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