I Have Not Closed That Door: Darren Sammy Eyeing A Return To The National Side
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I Have Not Closed That Door: Darren Sammy Eyeing A Return To The National Side

Daren Sammy
Daren Sammy. Credits: Getty Images.

Darren Sammy, former West Indies captain, hasn’t ‘closed the door’ on his international career and he plans to make a return to the national side for the 2021 T20 World Cup in India by putting in a strong show for St Lucia Zouks in the upcoming edition of the Caribbean Premier League[CPL].

Sammy, the two-time T20 World Cup-winning captain, last played for the West Indies in the 2016 event where he led the men from the Caribbean to their second title triumph in what turned out to be a memorable final against England at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata.

“I have had a lot of soul searching and reflection in the past few months. Anybody who’s been at home in the lockdown all these months would not have done justice to themselves if they didn’t glean over things,” Sammy, who will lead St Lucia Zouks in CPL, was quoted as saying by Cricbuzz.

“I have not retired. I have not closed that door and if I take care of what I have to do for St. Lucia and get us to the playoffs along with my own very good performances that will certainly make selectors take notice of it,” he added.

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Darren Sammy focussed on performing well for St Lucia Zouks in the upcoming CPL

Darren Sammy

Sammy was sacked as captain and was dropped from the West Indian set-up in August 2016. He was made the captain of the World XI team that traveled to Pakistan for the 2017 Independence Day Cup. However, his disagreements with then Cricket West Indies chief Dave Cameron and persistent injuries meant his comeback into the side could not materialize.

But Darren Sammy is now focussed on performing both in his individual capacity but also as a team in the upcoming edition of the Caribbean Premier League

”I’m actually just going into this tournament to do better for myself and St. Lucia. That is the focus this year and if I do well at that it will raise a few eyebrows as well for other things.” Darren Sammy added.

The latest edition of the CPL will commence from August 18.

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