Darren Sammy
Darren Sammy. (Picture by DIBYANGSHU SARKAR/AFP through Getty Photographs)

Caribbean Premier League (CPL) franchise Saint Lucia Kings introduced the appointment of Darren Sammy because the workforce’s head coach on Friday (June 17). The previous West Indies captain’s tenure will get underway this season which is scheduled to start on August 30 and conclude on September 30.

Skipper Sammy led West Indies to T20 World Cup glory twice throughout his tenure, within the years 2012 and 2016. As a participant, he additionally performed an enormous position in taking Saint Lucia Kings (St Lucia Zouks earlier) into the finals twice in the course of the 2020 and 2021 seasons. The franchise had introduced final yr that the all-rounder won’t be collaborating as a participant from the following season onwards.

Sammy’s appointment as Saint Lucia’s coach ensures that his affiliation with the match, which he has had since its institution, will prolong. Sammy had served the workforce in quite a lot of capacities, together with as a participant, captain, ambassador, assistant coach, and mentor.

“St Lucia is and can all the time be my dwelling, it was all the time a part of the plan to steer the franchise after my taking part in days. The time is now. I can’t wait to begin this subsequent chapter with this wonderful franchise as we proceed on our quest to win our first CPL title. Many due to the Kings franchise house owners for the religion proven in me for this position. The journey continues,” mentioned Sammy on his appointment.

Darren Sammy was a pure selection given his pure expertise: Satish Menon

Saint Lucia Kings performed the finals in two consecutive years (2020 and 2021) however couldn’t win the title. Sammy, who has been related to the franchise since 2013, will now look to take the aspect to a championship title whereas performing in a special capability.

“We’re very completely happy to have Darren onboard as the brand new head coach for Saint Lucia Kings. He has been an integral a part of the workforce as soon as as a participant captain and mentor. Now he shall be seen in a brand new position as its head coach and as all the time will proceed to encourage the workforce and propel them to larger heights. He was a pure selection given his pure expertise each as a participant and a frontrunner and am positive that beneath his stewardship Saint Lucia Kings will proceed to be a power to reckon with,” mentioned Satish Menon, CEO, KPH Dream Cricket Pvt Ltd.