CPL 2021: Daren Sammy retires as a player, set to become Brand Ambassador of St Lucia Zouks

Sammy has been with his home franchise since the inception of CPL in 2013.

Saurabh Ganguly Author

Updated - 23 August 2021 4:43 pm

When it comes to the shortest format of the game, the might of the West Indies is well-documented. The Men from the Caribbean have already won two of the six World Cups organised till date and some of the finest players of that format belong to the Windies. Ahead of the upcoming season of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL), the tournament which has been a breeding ground for such champion players, an iconic T20 career is perhaps coming to an end.

The latest news coming in from the CPL is that T20 World Cup-winning West Indies captain Daren Sammy has announced his retirement from the tournament. Sammy, who was the skipper of the St Lucia Zouks until CPL 2020, will assume a new role of T20 Cricket Consultant and Brand Ambassador for the same franchise. Sammy has been with his home franchise since the inception of CPL in 2013 and has played several T20 leagues around the world including the IPL.

Played for teams like Sunrisers Hyderabad and Royal Challengers Bangalore in the past

Sammy was also part of the Indian Premier League, having played for franchises like the Sunrisers Hyderabad and Royal Challengers Bangalore in the past. In his 22-match long IPL career, the right-hander not only scored 295 runs but also clinched 11 wickets with a best of 4/22. In his international career too, he proved to be quite an asset as an all-rounder, scalping 44 wickets in 68 ODIs, in addition to scoring 587 runs at a strike rate of over 147.

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