There is hardly any doubt about the fact that former Windies skipper Darren Sammy is one of the most popular T20 cricketers in the world.
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He had played for several franchises in the past. On most occasions, he had performed admirably in any country he had played so far at. Sammy is the only skipper to lead his nation to two World T20 titles.
Darren Sammy last plied his trade for the Peshawar Zalmi in the Pakistan Super League. He was the leader of the pack and took them to final of the event.
Zalmi were up against Islamabad United in the finals which they lost. Darren Sammy will now ply his trade in the Global Canada T20 League. He will be seen representing the Toronto Nationals.
The tournament will also see the likes of international greats in the form of Steven Smith, Kamran Akmal.
His teammates Kieron Pollard, Kesrick Williams and Johnson Charles, are also part of the tournament. It was before the start of the event that Sammy shared a picture with the Toronto Nationals on his social media handle. Taking to his twitter handle, he wrote,
“Posing every possible angle. Toronto Here I come. @darensammy88 #6sInThe6ix #GT20Canada”
— GT20 Canada (@GT20Canada) June 25, 2018
The competition will start on 28th June. The opener will be held between Toronto Nationals and the Vancouver Knights. The match will be played at the Maple Leaf North-West Ground. Sammy will be play against several of his Windies teammates in his opposition line-up in the very first match.
Vancouver Knights will have the likes of Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Andre Russell and Tim Southee. 22 matches will be played in the tournament.
Final will be held on 15th July
The final will be held on 15th July at the North West Ground. Each team will play against each other twice before the tournament moves to the playoffs.
There were speculations about the start of the event as no sponsors and contract were scheduled. However, the situation looks quite better, and the authorities have managed to organize things.
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