Darren Sammy Appointed as West Indies Head Coach for ODIs
Darren Sammy, a former West Indies captain, has been appointed as the head coach of the West Indies ODI cricket team.
Andre Coley, who was acting coach after Phil Simmons left the coaching, is going to be the coach of the West Africa Test team and East Africa A team.
Darren Sammy captained the West Indies to win the World Twenty20 in 2012 and 2016, and this will be his first time as a coach on the international stage.
However, Darren Sammy has previously held coaching positions in the Caribbean Premier League and Pakistan Super League.
His first duty will be the 3-match ODI series against the United Arab Emirates next month. The tournament will be held as a rehearsal for the qualifying tournament of the World Cup cricket tournament to be started on June 18 in Zimbabwe.
Windies are the only team to have won two T20 World Cups under Sami’s leadership in 2012 and 2016. After leaving his playing career, Sami played 68 T20Is, 126 ODIs, and 38 Tests. He has experience working as a coach in franchise cricket. This time, the former all-rounder of the Caribbean got a bigger responsibility.
“It (assignment as coach) is challenging of course, but I am ready,” said Sami on being appointed as the coach of the Caribbean. I’m really looking forward to the opportunity, especially to make an impact in the dressing room. As a player, the passion, the desire to succeed, is still there. My undying love for Windies cricket.’
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