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Sammy appointed newest member of CWI BoDs

Former West Indies cricketer Daren Sammy. Photo: @windiescricket/Twitter

St John’s (Antigua), June 23 (MNN) Former West Indies cricket Captain Daren Sammy has been appointment an independent member on the Board of Director of Cricket West Indies (CWI).

With over 14 years of international cricket experience, Sammy is celebrated by many in the region, and across the world, as a charismatic and inspirational figure, renowned for leading the West Indies to back-to-back ICC T20 World Cup titles in 2012 and 2016.

Daren is the first international cricketer from his native Saint Lucia where the national stadium has been named in his honour.

He has captained the Windward Islands cricket team in addition to several domestic T20 leagues both regionally and internationally.
Sammy is an awardee of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) by Queen Elizabeth II, and a Goodwill Ambassador for St. Lucia.

He is also the current Head Coach of Peshawar Zalmi in the Pakistan Super League and a cricket consultant for St. Lucia Zouks in Caribbean Premier League (CPL).

Sammy’s appointment to the CWI Board of Directors at a meeting on June 17, 2021 is expected to add a fresh and more youthful perspective, as well as a high level of updated cricket know-how, to enhance the existing expertise in the CWI Board room.

CWI President Ricky Skerritt said: “Daren’s fairly recent experience as a two-time World Cup winning captain will bring with him a much needed modern-day cricketer’s perspective which should add valuable insights to Board discussions and decision-making. His appointment is testament to our commitment to strengthen CWI’s governance, and to utilise expertise from across all stakeholder groups.”

Sammy said: “This is another great opportunity for me to give my best to West Indies cricket in a new way, off the field. All my local, regional and international experiences have prepared me to make a significant ongoing impact in West Indies cricket.”

Sammy is one of three appointments of Independent Directors approved at CWI Board of Directors’ meeting to serve for the next two-years.

He joins Trinidadian Attorney Debra Coryat-Patton and Jamaican Surgeon and University Administrator Dr Akshai Mansingh, who were both re-appointed to serve a second term.

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