‘Darren’s mouth cost him the Captaincy’

Sportsmax:- Former West Indies pace bowler Andy Roberts believes Darren Sammy’s comments after the regional side won the T20 World Cup in India on April 3 cost him his job as captain of the two-time world champions.

Last week, Sammy posted on Facebook that he was informed by chairman of selectors Courtney Browne that he was being sacked as captain and based on his performance he would also be dropped from the team selected to play India in two T20 Internationals in Florida at the end of August.

Roberts, a consistent critic of the West Indies Cricket Board, said Sammy’s performance in the recently concluded Hero CPL should have earned him a spot on the team but his words from April have come back to haunt him.

“This is Sammy’s best year in the CPL and you can see, this year, he was inspired by what transpired in the World T20,” said Roberts. “I think his comments afterwards were more of a motivation for him to do well so that in the event they wanted to axe him, they would do it on the fact that it has nothing to do with cricket.”

Roberts also believes Sammy’s replacement Carlos Braithwaite will be damaged by the captaincy, arguing that the pressures of captaincy will impact him negatively.

“I don’t know if it’s a choice; they can’t give it to Sammy because they axed Sammy. They can’t give it to [Keiron] Pollard whom I think should be the T20 captain because, to me, he is the best captain around the region right now and they wouldn’t give it to [Dwayne] Bravo either or give it back to Chris Gayle. So, who are they going to give it to?”


  1. Boldness
    August 10, 2016 at 8:49 am

    Where is Sad-But-Tue

    1. Blindspot
      August 10, 2016 at 9:03 am

      Please stop summoning the devil. Let sleeping dogs lie.

  2. Sad-But-True
    August 10, 2016 at 9:19 am

    It is all Allen ( the boy’s fault). It started with Allen (the Boy) making an idiot and scathing remark about criminal deportees from the US. And now this delima has hit a Son of the Soil.
    Darren, you are NOT a “Yes” man. But a man with your own level of thinking. You are a Gentleman just like me. So you will continue to make millions like me and Inspire more Poor UWP Bastard Supporters. 🙂

    1. Ripe Banana
      August 10, 2016 at 10:25 am

      Are you for real S-B-T ??? Tell me you’re just a regular guy having fun but writing utter nonsense and laughing at people’s reactions! Pleeeeease tell me thats whats going on!!!

      1. Ripe Banana
        August 10, 2016 at 10:28 am


      2. Tacktay
        August 10, 2016 at 10:42 am

        What a sexy name
        …lol… yummy and sweet ….

        I like them tacktay !!!

  3. Anonymous
    August 10, 2016 at 11:42 am


  4. Anonymous
    August 10, 2016 at 12:18 pm

    U fellas are what real Lucians no matter what we take our licks b

  5. Reality
    August 10, 2016 at 1:29 pm

    Freedom of speech ! he spoke on behave of their situation at the moment he told the world what the team went through before they struggled to win the cup! I’m sure if most of you’ll were in his shoes you’d speak out the same way ! Darren Sammy has delivered sacking him can’t stop him west Indies cricket board watch out. .