West Indies were in a “mess”, admits Darren Sammy
Many West Indies cricketers have opened their mouth against West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) for few years. Recently Kieron Pollard has criticised WICB after he was dropped from the squad for the ODI tri- series in Zimbabwe.
Darren Sammy, former captain of West Indies said that he had no regrets over a speech that effectively ended his international career, adding he would “do it even better” if given another chance.
The 32-year-old St Lucia all-rounder has not played for the West Indies since captaining the team to a dramatic last-over victory against England in the World Twenty20 final in Kolkata in April. Sammy said West Indies were in a “mess”.
“Put me on that podium again and I will do it even better. I believe a man has to speak his heart. It was just an extension of what my team went through flowing from me,” said Sammy.
West Indies lost second Test by 133-run against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates. It was their 19th loss in 29 Tests.
On the eve of the tour, the WICB president Whycliffe ‘Dave’ Cameron sacked winning World Twenty20 coach Phil Simmons. “It’s disappointing but not surprising. They will say it did not have an effect on the team but, from the pictures being posted on social media, I could tell my team was not in a happy mood,” Sammy told.
Sammy feels very disappointed because he has not play any single match for West Indies After t-20 World Cup win. “I am still on a high. I refuse to let people dictate my mood…It is disappointing to win a World Cup (World Twenty20) and you’ve not played international cricket after that. To remove the winning World Cup coach (as well), it’s just a mess. I am not about fighting it anymore. I’m just focused on wherever my services are needed. Right now that’s franchise cricket…I’m not retired, I am still available for (West Indies) selection,” he said.
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