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Darren Sammy, the island’s first international cricketer, has formally informed the West Indies Cricket Board of his retirement from test cricket.
Sammy’s decision follows news earlier this morning (May 9, 2014) that he had been axed as the West Indies Team’s test captain. His fellow team player Trinidadian, Denesh Ramdin replaces him as test captain.
The upcoming three-Test series between West Indies and New Zealand beginning on June 8 in Jamaica, would see Ramdin heading the team, ESPN Cric Info has reported.
According to ESPN Cric Info, Sammy will remain T20 captain for the West Indies and has informed the board that he will continue to make himself available for selection in ODIs.
The 31-year-old All Rounder has served as West Indies test captain since 2010.
He made his debut in test cricket when the West Indies played against England at Machester in June 2007.