Daren Sammy appointed as a member of Cricket West Indies Board of Directors

Daren Sammy appointed as a member of Cricket West Indies Board of Directors

After his appointment, Sammy’s joy knew no bounds and he is looking forward to performing his role with passion and dedication.

Darren Sammy
Darren Sammy. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Daren Sammy, the 2012 and 2016 World T20-winning skipper, has joined Cricket West Indies (CWI) as a member of the board of directors. The veteran will be acting as an independent non-member director and the decision was taken by CWI during a meeting on Thursday, June 17.

Sammy has been roped in keeping in mind two fundamental principles, which have helped in West Indies’ improvement in the last two years- implementation of a Cricket First Policy and increased utilisation of regional technical expertise.

Sammy is currently in Abu Dhabi where he’s with the Peshawar Zalmi, who are set to play the 2021 Pakistan Super League (PSL) final against the Multan Sultans. Sammy hasn’t represented the Caribbean team since guiding them to glory in the T20 WC in India.

Sammy is also a Cricket Consultant for the St. Lucia Zouks in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL). He is the first cricketer from St Lucia where a stadium has been named after him. Sammy has also captained the Windward Islands cricket team.

I am excited and thankful for the chance: Daren Sammy

After his appointment, Sammy’s joy knew no bounds and he is looking forward to performing his role with passion and dedication.

“It is an honour to be appointed as a CWI Director; this is another great opportunity for me to give my best to West Indies cricket in a new way, off the field,” Sammy told on West Indies cricket’s official website.

“All my local, regional, and international experiences have prepared me to make a significant ongoing impact in West Indies cricket. I am excited and thankful for the chance to serve and look forward to giving back to the sport and region that I love so much,” he added.

Ricky Skerritt, the CWI president, welcomed Sammy and reckoned that the latter’s experience of captaining the national team may come in handy in the future.

“I am delighted to welcome Daren Sammy as an independent, non-member Director whose role will be to ensure that all the right questions are being asked while contributing to the shaping of new ideas and solutions.

“Daren’s fairly recent experience as a two-time World Cup-winning captain will bring with him a much-needed modern-day cricketer’s perspective which should add valuable insights to Board discussions and decision-making,” he said.