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JAMAICA OBSERVER – Controversial former West Indies Cricket Board CEO, Dr Ernest Hilaire, says he is shocked by the axing of Darren Sammy as Twenty20 captain and has questioned the rationale behind the decision.
St Lucian Hilaire, under whose tenure Sammy was appointed captain in all three formats, told the St Lucia Times he believed the 32-year-old all-rounder still had a valuable contribution to make to the regional side and raised the possibility of “other factors” being at the centre of the move by selectors.
“It is shocking,” said Hilaire, who quit the WICB four years ago.
“You would want to believe that there would be a transitional period before another captain is picked.
He added: “It is really a shock. Sometimes you wonder whether at the end of the day it is less about performance and more about other factors.”