Darren Sammy appeals to protesters

Darren Sammy appeals to protesters

Darren Sammy, who was recently sacked as West Indies Twenty20 captain, moved today to  appeal to protesters outside the stadium in Saint Lucia that was named in his honour, while acknowledging their support.

A group of placard bearing protesters gathered outside the facility chanting slogans including “We want Sammy!”

One protester told the Midday News Edition of Radio Caribbean International (RCI), that the locals were joined by some Indian cricket fans.

Veteran cricket Commentator, Joseph ‘Reds’ Perreira told RCI he understood that Sammy spoke politely to the protestors urging them to move on and watch the cricket match.

Ever since Sammy’s axing as Captain and his removal from the team, several persons have taken to the online social media platform – Facebook, to express their disgust and call for a boycott of the third test against India that started  here today.

Like the protesters outside the Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium today, the Facebook users asserted that Sammy had been victimized.

The cricketer himself had said that he was disappointed but not surprised by the decision to sack him as the Captain of the West Indies T20 team.

Sammy led the West Indies to T20 victory in Sri Lanka four years ago and again earlier this year in India .

But there were obvious signs of the strains between him and the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) when he used his presentation speech to attack his employers over a lack of support.

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8 Comments

  1. Anonymous
    August 9, 2016 at 2:13 pm Reply

    Well, well, well. U put urself out there for someone and they shut u down. 🙁

  2. Clare
    August 9, 2016 at 3:05 pm Reply

    Anonymous he didn’t shut you up, if he didn’t do that the board would say he instigated the protest. I came to the protest and went straight home. I refuse to go watch that game.

  3. Leadership
    August 9, 2016 at 5:28 pm Reply

    He did wat a great leader would have done!!! Accept and move on.. Sammy knows better!!!

  4. Anonymous
    August 9, 2016 at 5:52 pm Reply

    NEVER bite the hands that feed you

    1. Anonymous
      August 10, 2016 at 7:59 am Reply

      Not for any cost

  5. Anonymous
    August 9, 2016 at 7:28 pm Reply

    We too soft in this country. There should have been no game. The announcing of Sammy sacking just before this game in his home town tells us that they think of us as barking dogs with no teeth.

  6. Citizen
    August 9, 2016 at 7:29 pm Reply

    We too soft in this country. There should have been no game. The announcing of Sammy sacking just before this game in his home town tells us that they think of us as barking dogs with no teeth.

  7. Anonymous
    August 10, 2016 at 7:52 am Reply

    He didn’t use his speak to attack his employees, he just spoke the truth, and there’s nothing wrong with that , once something has or is affecting you one must talk .

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