Darren Sammy sacked as West Indies T20 Captain

BBC:-Darren Sammy says he has been sacked as West Indies’ T20 captain four months after winning the World Twenty20.

The all-rounder, 32, replaced Chris Gayle in 2010 and also led the team to the World T20 title in 2012.

“[The board is] looking to the future and I wish the new captain all the best,” Sammy said in a video posted on his Facebook page.

West Indies play a two-match T20 series against India in Florida starting on 27 August.

“They’ve reviewed the captaincy of T20 and I won’t be captain anymore, nor have my performances merited selection in the squad,” he added.

“This is not me retiring from one-day or T20, it’s just me thanking the fans and my players and the coaches I’ve worked with and West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) for letting me lead the side for the last six years.”

Contacted by BBC Sport, the WICB said it could not confirm or deny Sammy’s sacking.

In April, Sammy’s side won their second World T20 by beating England in the final at Kolkata, with Carlos Brathwaite hitting the first four balls of the final over – bowled by Ben Stokes – for six.

Following the win, Sammy appeared to criticise the WICB, for which he was reprimanded by the International Cricket Council.


  1. Sad-But-True
    August 5, 2016 at 6:30 pm

    Darren, this is an Indication of the Hatred everyone Has for Allen ( the boy.) Sad to see you have fallen Victim to St. Lucia’s 4 Prime Minister(s) ineptitude.

  2. Anonymous
    August 6, 2016 at 10:07 am

    We are so spineless in st.lucia that we would all stand by whilst they bring down a sin if the soil for a truthful comment. Poeple where is our natiinal pride when do we say enough is enough and tell the world God is in control not man.

  3. Anonymous
    August 6, 2016 at 8:38 pm

    You do know what time is it.The child of God will never be treated fairly,You having given the world to much of God’s time its time now to stand your ground.This is your storm God never allows us to go through any thing that he will not have the answer for maybe you need to step back and see him work.You have done your part you have shown what you are made of.You will survive.

  4. Anonymous
    August 8, 2016 at 8:48 am

    Wish u all the best. WI cricket is not ur everything.