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The Daren Sammy Cricket Ground, previously called as the Beausejour Cricket Ground, is situated near the Gros Islet in the North American country of Saint Lucia. The stadium is situated in the midst of the Beausejour hills and was originally named after it but was later changed to honour their two-time World Cup-winning captain Daren Sammy. 

The stadium was established in 2002 and served as the host of the Windward Islands domestic cricket team. It hosted its first international match, an ODI game between West Indies and New Zealand in 2002 and the first Test match between West Indies and Sri Lanka in 2003. 

In 2006, it became th e first-ever stadium in the Caribbean to get the floodlights and the installation of six floodlight towers, thus enabling it to host day-night matches. The stadium also consists of two artificial pitches and two turfs to conduct the practice and warm-up games. 

T20 World Cup 2024: Daren Sammy Cricket Ground - Capacity

The stadium has a capacity of 15,000, including 18 hospitality suites and a modern pavilion. The stadium consists of huge stands coupled with some sloppy grass banks to help manage spectators. 

T20 World Cup 2024: Daren Sammy Cricket Ground - Matches 

The picturesque stadium will be hosting six matches in the upcoming T20 World Cup, including three Super 8 matches. Afghanistan’s fixtures against West Indies will be the key game among the league fixtures. The inaugural winners of the T20 World Cup, India will not play any league game in this stadium except for, if they make it to the Super 8 stage. 



June 15

Australia vs Scotland

June 16

Sri Lanka vs Netherlands

June 17

West Indies vs Afghanistan

June 19

Super 8, B1 vs C2

June 21

Super 8, B1 vs D1

June 24

Super 8, B2 vs A1

T20 World Cup 2024: Daren Sammy Cricket Ground - Pitch Report 

With the outfield being grassy and smooth, the run-scoring has been easier here, especially during the chase. The pitch provides some assistance to the spin bowlers while the pacers find it hard to find some pace from the surface. Winning the toss and chasing would be a suitable idea for any skipper here.