Beauséjour Stadium renamed after Darren Sammy

By SNO Staff
Beausejour Stadium

Beausejour Stadium

The Beauséjour Stadium cricket ground which is located near Gros Islet, has been officially renamed Darren Sammy National Cricket Ground, it was announced today.

The stadium which has a 15,000 seating capacity was completed in 2002 and had hosted domestic matches for the Windward Islands cricket team.

The right-handed batsman and a fast-medium bowler made his One Day International (ODI) debut against Bangladesh in 2004, becoming the first person from the island of St. Lucia to play international cricket.

Ever since that time, the Saint Lucia-born cricketer has made a name for himself, playing in multiple tournaments and showing off his skills on the international scene.

Sammy is the only captain who won World T20 thrice. Under his captaincy west indies won the title thrice, he captained West Indies to the 2012 ICC World Twenty20 victory against Sri Lanka, their first major trophy for 8 years. They won the ICC Champions trophy against England in 2004.

Sammy again captained West Indies to the ICC World Twenty20 India 2016 victory against England at the 2016 Tournament .In which his team had to face a lot because of bad administration by WICB. He supported his team in the way of being ‘champion’.

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47 comments

  1. I don’t know if the stadium is named after someone but I like the sound Beauséjour makes and the images it conjures. It has a melody and warmth about it, like fine vintage rum from a place where you can live out your twilight years. The name shouldn’t be made obsolete, I hope one day to pick up an exquisite Beausejour off a supermarket shelf or spend a relaxing evening in a resort of that name.

    I suppose a stadium needs an athletic icon. Congratulations Darren Sammy, and I am looking forward to a female being honoured in similar fashion. Just, don’t tough the Immaculate Conception Church!

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  3. I am happy west indies win and for Darren Summy but renaming the stadium was a bit to far there was no tights into it, Summy is a young man and got a lot A hard of him what about if he goes the wrong way from then on will they burn the stadium down.

    SLP GOT NO BRAINS. AND ALOT OF ST.LUCIANS.. IN FACT SLP SHOULD NOT HAVE THE POWER ON THEIR OWN TO MAKE SUCH DECISION AS THEY ARE IMMATURE

    MY brother is a doctor and he has save a hundred of St. Lucian life's... is there any land make name for him SLP ?

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  5. Congratulations Darren and Johnson. Since our island is such a a poor country, I would like to see Darren make donations to the needy. Thanking you in advance Darren!

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  7. To tell the truth Samny and the West Indies team brought so much joy to my heart that I haven't felt for years. Why wait for someone else to rename the stadium after possibly some dead politician. Personally to win the 2nd World cup they could rename Saint Lucia after him that's how happy winning has made me. For all of you talking double talk let me repeat a phrase. "Winning isn't everything but losing sucks." Especially losing over and over. Thanks Sammy fort this second world cup and whilst we are at it let's name a street after Carlos Braithwaite. Champions! Champions!

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  9. Reading a lot of these comments have made me realize we have a lot of fools in Saint Lucia. Give Sammy his flowers while he is alive. I reside near the stadium and I am happy with the renaming.

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  11. Allow me to add my Congratulations, to Sammy, Fletcher, Johnson Charles, as Lucians, and by extention the entire Windies Indies Team and management. All are we is one family, as a Dominican, and a lover of our sister Island St Lucia, You son of the soil has really and truely made us all proud, and all of us can learn a thing or two from the astute leadership Sammy has shown, a Champion, Legend, Leader in every scence of the Word. Good luck going forward. It`s not my place to say weather it was too soon or not", but We love St Lucia, and St Lucians. Do not forget to visit Dominica for our and yours, World Creole Music Festival later this year. # Big up St Lucia!!!!

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  13. DO WE HAVE TO POLITICISE EVERYTHING?WHY CANT WE JUST ENJOY THE MOMENT AS IS AINT WE ALL LUCIANS?OR SO I THOUGHT...

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  15. This government and those within it have all gone cuckoo and this is further proof. As someone said earlier and rightly so, there has been no deliberations, no serious look at protocols and someone out of the blue decide to rename the stadium. Something has become unglued in these people's minds. Like any St. Lucian I am proud of his accomplishments but for people to just one day get up and decide the best way to celebrate this is to rename a stadium is way beyond me. Sammy is a young man still with a big career ahead of him. Let him breathe without additional baggage like carrying the name of a stadium. There is something that all sports men swear by; when the going is good make sure you dont jinx it. This move is not for Sammy it is for a crazed ego within the SLP. And sadly we have not seen or heard the last of this maniac. Time to go SLP, you guys have all lost it and the plot.

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    • I believe it's a deserved feat. Darren sammy had been the captain of the West Indies team for a while he has been fighting for and with the players for about 10 years. As a player who has contributed so much to West Indies as a player and to rally these players together as a unit over and over again. Let's not forget he is also the first St.Lucian to be on the team, it is well deserved. Darren sammy has brought a team together and had been able to forge the team to believe, leadership is a skill and he has 2 championships to show for it even when his own board has not stood behind the players and are always causing controversy. E.g westindies vs India saga

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    • Too soon for that. I'm not saying that it should not be done but hello....why now....

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  17. Darren Sammy's acceptance speech from Sunday should be made required reading for all school children. It was clear and articulate.
    His thanks were genuine and his reply to condescending critics showed his natural aristocracy. Things haven't been great in Saint Lucia lately, there has not been much to cheer about but I believe people will remember this moment for a long time. It was a beautiful speech for a beautiful achievement.

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  19. I wonder if this would have happened if Darren had not been from an area where the party in power is trying to gain a foothold.

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  21. Wha chubble is dis

    You mean to tell me that someone (in authority) just decided to rename the facility. Kudos to him for this huge accomplishment but the message is to the sporting youth is wrong at every level. Sports should never be a gamble....the spontaneity of such a decision says that there are no set protocols to name any roads, communities or landmarks in St.Lucia.

    Proud of Darren

    Shameful Government!

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  23. Politricks ar play....Silly Season, even sillier decisions to ffol the masses. Not for that you will win Micoud! We can't be bought!

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  25. Congrats to Sammy and Charles..... well deserved. No dead heroes vybez!!!! Well done

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  27. Sammy is a champion .

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  29. Its a political thing... so that labour can say "they were the one who renamed the stadium after Sammy. Too soon kenny.

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  31. The fact that he is the first to win 2 world championship is enough. As a sportsman I believe he have archive more in sports than anyone else in the country. Great decision

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  33. What is unprecedented about it?
    There no pleasing some of you. God forbid the renaming of the Stadium was done if he passed away - you would all in the name of hypocrisy state your disappointment ,as to why it took the gov't all this time.
    His done US PROUD - and as WEST INDIANS in general. You all politicise things too much.
    You deserve it all #Sir Darren Sammy. To the persons who have a problem the only renaming that will be done is adding the Sir to your name. #CHAMPION #LEGEND

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  35. Well deserved.. First St Lucian to make such remarkable history in the world of cricket. Honoring him this way should not be questioned but it should be commended. Well done Darren Sammy.

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    • Its not about the renaming. Its about the process. When we cintinue to allow persons in authority to take these liberties without consultation we are promoting a very dangerous precident. Understand that!

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      • Matthew Alexander

        There's no way to please you party hacks!!!!
        It's shameful that someone cannot see the wisdom in honouring Sammy; our first international cricketer who became captain!!!! then through thick and thin pluck out two or three international victories, when we had been without a win for sooooo loooonnnng.

        Your disdain for KDA is so apparent. I am not very pleased with KDA, but I cannot hate Kenny so much that I become blind to everything Kenny and in the process give everything that is anti-Kenny a pass without justification and merit.

        I don't think Kenny has been as successful as Sir. John as a Leader. Notwithstanding, I will not vote for a guy who is immature and worse yet not independent financially and otherwise, who cannot and will not say no to his father, father in law and his close rich friends. We need a leader who can ensure balance in the allocation of opportunities as Sir. John did so effectively.

        THIS IS THE FIRST TIME I AM GOING TO VOTE LABOUR as Kenny is the closest leader we have to the great Sir. John

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  37. So when do you think would be the right time? "when he dies Charles will do well and he will have something else named after him. Maybe a cricket school. Let's plan ahead. Keep the politics out of it.

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  39. Beausejour have Darren Sammy drive, now Darren Sammy stadium...Beausejour soon rename Darren Sammy lol

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  41. http://www.espncricinfo.com/westindies/content/player/51742.html

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  43. He was not the first St. Lucian - John Eugene
    http://www.espncricinfo.com/westindies/content/player/51742.html

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  45. Well deserved.. The first St Lucian to make it to West Indies team. Honoring you this way should not be questioned... Congrats Darren Sammy.

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  47. WI has only won this tournament twice not thrice. Naming the stadium after Sammy at this time is a big joke as it comes as a result of their recent success at the t20 tournament which was a total team effort. This award should have been delayed until after Sammy retires, which from the way things are going could be very soon.

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  49. Kenny.. what you trying dere. You think as Darren win dere, you go win too.LOL. Man watch the space. You are NOT A CHAMPION. Darren worked hard to get where he is today- YOU on the other hand is on your way out. So you can name the whole of St. Lucia for all I care- but come elections- you will never be known again in our history. BTW- you do not have anything named after you in St. Lucia...not even a mailbox-lol. That should really ring a bell.

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  51. What about Charles. . . Not even a stand???

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  53. Not for that Kenny

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  55. DR. KENNY D ANTHONY.
    THE MAN.
    THE PATRIOTIC SON ON THE SOIL.
    THE VISIONARY.
    THE ONE WHO DEEPLY CARES FOR THIS NATION.
    KEPT US ALL FROM THE JAWS OF THE IMF.

    UWP = HATE.
    HATES EVERYTHING GOOD ABOUT THIS NATION.
    UNPATRIOTIC AND SHOWS IT BY REPRESENTING FOREIGN COUNTRIES' INTEREST IN SAINT LUCIA.

    UWP WILL ALSO HATE THE RENAMING OF THE CRICKET STADIUM.
    THEY LOVE HATING EVERYTHING SAINT LUCIAN.

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    • Talking crap. Thats vision? The uwp would have hourner the guys with the same level of appretiation. You fool

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      • UWP = HATE.

        OH DEAR!

        HOW CAN HATE APPRECIATE OR LOVE ANYTHING?

        CAN YOU TELL US ANYTHING THE UWP HAS BUILT OR APPRECIATE IN SAINT LUCIA?

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  57. Y'all taking it too far now. Jus so?

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  59. Awesome

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  61. Ok the Vivian Richards Cricket Ground. Still Unprecedented. I guess when my Son makes his fame for West Indies They will rename the ground from Darren Sammy to his name. With Stands we do not have this problems.

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  63. Good achievement all round Sammy but I think the renaming was a bit to soon or I think they should just name one of the stands after you...justsaying...either this should be done on ur retirement or what will be done if Johnson Charles achieve more than Sammy in time to come...what will be renamed after him a road ? Just my thoughts

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  65. I was excited about this decision when I first heard it. Then I realized it is unprecedented. The only previous cricket ground named after a player was Mindoo Phillip Park. Stands were named after the world greats. Silly times, silly decisions.

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    • You have a point. Should Saint Lucia produce a West Indies captain who is even more successful than Sammy would we rename the Stadium again? As we continue to produce great men and women we will soon run out of places and structures to name after them given that St. Lucia is such a small country.
      I guess the next thing the PM will do is to name the date for the next General Election.

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      • Matthew Alexander

        vary stupid, thers is only one #1. Sammy is the first LUCIAN to play for West Indies and he also became captain!!!!!!!

        Some of you are angry because you never play/jump "skipping rope"

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    • And its all the silly season!!!

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