WIPA ‘Saddened but respectful’ over Sammy’s decision to quit

KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC- The West Indies Players’ Association (WIPA) said yesterday that it was “saddened but respectful” of the decision by Darren Sammy to quit test cricket hours after he was sacked as captain of the regional side.

A release from WIPA publicly thanked Sammy for his service to West Indies Test cricket which included 38 tests, 30 of which he performed the role as captain.

WI captain Darren Sammy
WI captain Darren Sammy

He was instrumental in leading the West Indies during the emergence of franchise Twenty20 cricket that left the regional team without several of its premier players.

Wavell Hinds
Wavell Hinds

“He (Sammy) was a valued player and led the team admirably throughout his tenure as captain,” WIPA’s President and CEO Wavell Hinds said.

“We are saddened but respectful of his decision to retire from the longer format of the game, and we wish him all the best”.

Sammy retains the captaincy of the Twenty20 team and is available for limited-overs selection.

He was replaced as the West Indies Test captain by Ramdin who will lead the team in the 2014 Digicel Home Series against New Zealand.

“Ramdin is a tactical thinker,” said Hinds.

“We will give our support while we expect great things from him as the new captain of the West Indies Test team”.

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