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Defiant Sammy laments West Indies ‘mess’

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Daren Sammy

INEWS GUYANA – Former captain Darren Sammy said Thursday the West Indies were in a “mess” but insisted he had no regrets over a passionate speech that effectively ended his international career, adding he would “do it even better” if given another chance.

The 32-year-old St Lucia all-rounder has not played for the West Indies since captaining the team to a dramatic last-over victory against England in the World Twenty20 final in Kolkata in April

Afterwards, an emotional Sammy used the presentation ceremony to say how his side felt “disrespected” by the West Indies Cricket Board’s lack of support, with a pay dispute having previously threatened the team’s participation in India.

“Put me on that podium again and I will do it even better,” said Sammy on Thursday.

“I believe a man has to speak his heart. It was just an extension of what my team went through flowing from me.”

Sammy was speaking just two days after the West Indies suffered a crushing 133-run second Test defeat by Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates.

That left them 2-0 down in the three-match series and was their 19th loss in 29 Tests.


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