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Sammy Pledges To Do His Best As West Indies Head Coach

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New West Indies white-ball head coach Daren Sammy has pledged to give the job his best, declaring that his strongest assets are his willpower and self-belief.

“If I look at my journey to being here, no one thought I would play test cricket or even captain the West Indies. Life is about breaking barriers, believing in yourself trusting in the processes that could lead to success,” he told a news conference this week.

The former West Indies captain, who led the regional side to World T20 triumphs in 2012 and 2016, was hired earlier this month to coach the West Indies ODI and T20I sides despite not having a level 3 coaching certificate.

Amid some criticism of the appointment, Sammy disclosed that he had started the process of being certified.

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He told reporters that he is working with the West Indies team and developing himself as a coach regarding needed qualifications during the process.

“Once I understand what is required and I am doing everything in my power to do what is required, that’s all that matters to me. I am paid to try and bring results to West Indies cricket and I am vouching now that I will do it to the best of my ability,” Sammy declared.

He explained that he does not view challenges as fears but as a way to inspire and improve.

“If I fail at it, I am closer to being successful when I do it another time around,” Sammy observed.

The former all-rounder previously coached Pakistan Super League (PSL) outfit Peshawar Zalmi in 2020 and 2021 before returning for the 2023 season.

He also coached the St. Lucia Kings in the 2022 Caribbean Premier League (CPL).

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  1. I wish you every bit of success with this difficult job that is placed on your shoulders.

  2. I’m your biggest supporter and I believe you will do the job!!!
    Aim high and believe in yourself!
    God bless you and your team!!!

  3. That’s the Most Difficult Job in the World I know Sammy is100% Dedicated to West Indies Cricket and he will do a Fantastic Job to have West Indied Team Move to the top.As a Coach if the Senior players Refuse to Perform Get rid of them because a few might want to Sabotage just to bring you down.They always look at us as Small Island people. I Watch the Ipl up to the Semi Finals and Asish Nera was on his feet at all Matches to make sure his team make it to the Finals and they did .Sammy have that same Style so the West Indies Team will be ok

  4. Lots of BLESSINGS to you Sammy, I know you’re DETERMINED to do we West Indian n St.Lucian PROUD. THE VERY BEST OF LUCK.

  5. in response to those criticizing Sammy because of certification, thats the thing i will always say, the people who have the certificates and all the degrees and being paid all the big money they are the ones that can barely do the job because they have no kind of work experience but those that are hard working and there from day one and know mostly all the tricks in the books they are bypassed and they are the ones being given the most work and paid less.


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