Darren Sammy's profile
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Player:DJG Sammy

DateLine: 3rd June 2008


Darren Sammy is the first international cricketer to emerge from St Lucia, an island rediscovering its cricket culture with the new Beausejour Stadium has captured imaginations. Due to a lack of options, cricketers from there tend to develop as all-rounders and this has encouraged their Sammy too. He spent some time at Lord's with the MCC cricket staff and showed off his skills as a batsman & right-arm medium-pacer as part of the University of the West Indies Vice-Chancellor's XI.


Then he went on to win a one-day cap in England in 2004 and was called up late to the Champions Trophy squad in September 2004 after Jermaine Lawson pulled out with a stress-fractured back. In July 2006, he was named as St Lucia's captain for West Indies' first-ever Twenty20 tournament and was recalled for the tour of England in 2007. Sammy made his debut at Old Trafford in the third Test and celebrated with 7 for 66 in the second innings. He made his home debut in an ODI against Sri Lanka in early 2008.


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