Daren Sammy Appointed as new member of CWI Board of Directors

Arhama AltafWeb Editor

23rd Jun, 2021. 09:53 am
Daren Sammy member of CWI board

Former West Indies cricket Captain, Daren Sammy, is the newest member of the Cricket West Indies (CWI) Board of Directors following his appointment as an independent non-member director by the CWI Board.

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

His appointment to the CWI Board of Directors is in keeping with two of the fundamental principles which have guided CWI’s improvement strategy for the past two years – increased utilization of regional technical expertise and the implementation of a Cricket First Policy.

Daren Sammy is the first international cricketer from his native Saint Lucia where the national stadium has been named in his honour. He has led the Windward Islands cricket team in addition to several domestic T20 leagues both regionally and internationally.

He 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 the St. Lucia Zouks in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL).

On his new appointment, Sammy said: “It is an honour to be appointed as a CWI Director; 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. I am excited and thankful for the chance to serve and look forward to giving back to the sport and region that I love so much.”

He further wrote in his tweet, “I ask God for wisdom and clear vision in order to fulfil this role. Massive thanks to CWI for this opportunity to have an impact on West Indies cricket.”

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