West Indies World T20 winning captain Darren Sammy and opener Johnson Charles were welcomed by Saint Lucia’s Prime Minister Kenny Anthony and sports minister Hewanorra International Airport on Tuesday, April 5.
Darren Sammy led West Indies defeated England in the nail-biting final at the Eden Gardens.
Thousands of people attended the reception ceremony and shook their hips and legs with Darren Sammy and Johnson Charles. They toured the city over in a bus and got down off the bus whenever people started chanting “champion” song of DJ Bravo.
St. Lucia’s prime minister Kenny Antony named the main cricket ground of the island after Darren Sammy, the two-time champion of the World T20.
Sammy was welcomed by his hometown Micoud people and his family. He danced with his fans on the road and people cuddled him with joy.
The captain didn’t contribute much with the bat, but his captaincy and toss helped West Indies a lot.
Johnson Charles was also welcome by Prime Minister and a stand at the Darren Sammy stadium was named after him.
Sammy, 32, has retired from Test cricket. He gave an emotional speech at the Eden Gardens that exposed WICB’s apathy to towards players.
Chris Gayle has also supported Darren Sammy and donated match fee to a charity fund.
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