Former West Indies Captain Darren Sammy remains upbeat despite being fired as captain of the St. Lucia Stars due to their dismal showing in the ongoing Caribbean Premier League where they have racked up six straight losses.
In a post on his Instagram account on Thursday, August 17, Sammy not only announced his sacking, but thanked everyone for their support and rallied his teammates to “finish on a high”.
The post read: “I will always stand up for my team win or lose. The good leader take more than his share of the blame and less than his share of the credit. It was a pleasure leading you St Lucia Zouks and Stars.. Massive thank u to all the players, staff, fans and supporters especially my sweet st lucia. ✌✌#Sacked #ShriwiwiwiToThat now let’s finish on a high..”
Shane Watson has been appointed captain for the remainder of the season while Marlon Samuels has been named vice-captain.
“After six successive defeats in the 2017 season, the time is right to make a switch in leadership and incorporate some fresh thinking as the team completes this season and builds for 2018,” the franchise said in a statement on Thursday (August 17).
“The Stars management would like to take this opportunity to thank Darren Sammy for his contribution as captain this season and throughout the last four editions of Hero CPL,” it added.
Sammy, who led Windies to two World T20 titles, however, remains in the Stars’ squad for the ongoing edition of the domestic T20 league.