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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’.