West Indies cricketer Darren Sammy has revealed he loves watching IPL games because every match is so exciting until the end. Sammy had featured in the IPL with Sunrisers Hyderabad and was also their skipper for one year.
The 13th edition of IPL was originally scheduled to kick off from March 29 was postponed indefinitely after April 15 due to the rising number of coronavirus cases in the nation. The postponing of the World Cup to 2021 gave the IPL a window to be conducted in September.
Darren Sammy is currently captaining St Lucia Zouks in the ongoing Caribbean Premier League (CPL) who are second on the table. Sammy had recently alleged racism within the SRH camp and has been very vocal on the Black Lives matter movement.
“I follow and I pay close attention to it because the games are always exciting,” says Darren Sammy
Sammy who has played in the IPL in the Sunrisers Hyderabad colours tells he will follow the tournament thoroughly because it is so captivating. He also said he loves watching his colleagues play in the IPL and young talent being given a chance.
“I have not played IPL for a while so I am not gonna miss it but yes, it’s the tournament I follow and I pay close attention to it because the games are always exciting, I love to see young talent coming in and I have some of my colleagues who also play in the IPL so I am looking forward to it this year,” Sammy said in an interaction with ANI
Darren Sammy plays with Black Lives Matter logo in the CPL still, says ‘it’s important for me’
The former West Indies world cup winning skipper has been vocal on the Black Lives Matter and his extensive support to the moment. He says he is proud to be part of the movement and will continue his fight for equality against racism.
“I have been advocating that it’s important to treat everyone as equal regardless of the colour of their skin so yes, I am proud to be taking part in the anti-racism campaign and I am showing solidarity with it. I am probably the only player who is playing with the black lives matter logo on the back of my shirt in the CPL so it’s important for me,” Sammy said.
“Whatever is happening in the world and especially in America for black people who have been oppressed for so many years, it is important for me as an athlete, as a leader to show my solidarity and stand against such social and systemic oppression on people of colour,” he added.
Darren Sammy had led his side to two world cup wins in 2012 and 2016. The all-rounder has been outstanding in the T20 format playing 68 T20Is for the Caribbean team, managing to score 587 runs. Along with scoring so many runs, he is also good with ball managing to take 44 wickets at an economy rate of 7.31.