Former West Indian captain Daren Sammy has been named the Head Coach of the West Indies  One Day International and T20 International teams. Samy has led the Windies in all three formats and won two T20 World Cups in 2012 and 2016. He has also had an illustrious career in the T20 leagues across the worl d.

Along with Daren Sammy, West Indies Cricket also named  Andre Coley as the Head Coach for the Test and ‘A’ Teams.  Coley is a former Jamaica wicket-keeper/batsman who has coached in West Indies cricket across various levels.

This will be Sammy's second coaching assignment as he has had stints in the Pakistan Super League and the Caribbean Premier League.  Daren Sammy’s first coaching assignment will be the three-match ODI Series against the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in Sharjah in June, ahead of the ICC Men’s World Cup 2023 Qualifier tournament in Zimbabwe. 

Talking about this new opportunity, Daren Sammy spoke about how he is excited to take up this role and even keener to meet the players. He further spoke about Windies cricket having an abundance of talent and hopes to bring the best out of the team.

He said, “It will be a challenge but one that I’m ready for and excited about. I’m really looking forward to the opportunity, especially looking at the players we have and the impact that I believe I can have in the dressing room. I believe I will bring the same approach as I had as a player: the passion, the desire for success, and my undying love for West Indies cricket. "

"When I look around there is an abundance of talent, and what I saw in South Africa in the white ball matches under new captains Shai Hope and Rovman Powell and the leadership provided by Andre Coley, there is great belief that we can do well. I’m looking forward to imparting my knowledge, my tactical acumen, my communication skills and my man-management skills. I get excited about putting the plans together and seeing the players execute them,” Sammy further continued.