Sammy has made us proud, says PM

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The following is a statement issued by Prime Minister Dr. Kenny D. Anthony on the resignation of Darren Sammy from Test cricket:

“It always gives me great pleasure to issue a statement which highlights the remarkable achievements of a fellow Saint Lucian. It serves not merely as opportunity to give praise where it is due, but as an occasion to inject hope and inspiration into the psyche of our nation.

Darren Sammy’s announcement of his retirement from Test Cricket was sudden. While it may not have been an unexpected decision for many cricket enthusiasts, it was indeed a shock to many Saint Lucians. Untimely though it may be, I wish him the best on his chosen journey.

The Government and People of Saint Lucia are proud of Sammy’s contribution to West Indies Cricket. His work ethic, humble approach and commitment to the game in an age of individualism and mindless pursuit of self-satisfaction are worthy of recognition and emulation. Darren took on the role of West Indies Cricket captain at a time of untenable disarray, disenchantment and the slow destruction of our dream of regionalism. He brought comfort that as West Indians we can be proud of our identity, our history and our class in all endeavours. He was given the most unenviable task and he never shirked, complained or shied from the responsibilities or consequences of his leadership.

It is ironic that West Indies Test Cricket has lost Darren at a time when he is the only West Indian to feature in the Reliance Top 10 test ranking for all rounders. Nevertheless, as a Government, we respect the decisions of the West Indies Cricket Board and that of Darren Sammy.

On behalf of the Government and people of Saint Lucia, I salute Darren for maintaining his honour, integrity and sincerity in the face of the challenges he encountered. We look forward to giving him our continued and unwavering support as he continues to make Saint Lucia proud in the game that he so loves.”


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  1. Lets take a good look at the suituation. WI has been lagging behind in test cricket. Sammy was captain, it is fair to hit the reset button and see what you can do best to fix that loosing streak. You cant do the same think over and over and expet different result. In my opinion Sammy was advised badly by Ernest to resign from Test Cricket, reason - Chris Gayle contributed more even after the Captain post was taken from him. Sammy is comming up as a cricketer and has much more to offer - When people push you over show them you can do better to expose them. I strongly feel he should reconsider and get as much exposure as possible, and please dont forget your roots, open up doors for other youths too. Love you Captain Sammy and thanks for all you do for us. You make me proud. Sammy to the world, click, Click Boom!!!!


  2. Indeed he has made us proud but what are you doing Mr PM for the growing crime rate?


  3. They are all corrupt, they have been fighting against sammy for so long, and now they have got what they wanted. How can you take the captaincy from a guy who is regarded worlwide as one of the best leaders in cricket. good luck Sammy, hold your head high and keep stacking those dollars. The whole of St. lucia is behind you 100&



    lets see wat the big island boys can do.its ok, had enough off small island boy good luck RAMDEN UMIGHT NEED IT OR NOT




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