Darren Sammy joins Glamorgan for T20 Blast
West Indies Twenty20 skipper Darren Sammy is set to join Welsh County side Glamorgan for the domestic Twenty20 Blast. The all-rounder will bring a wealth of international experience to the Welsh county’s line-up, having appeared in 38 Tests, 111 One-Day Internationals and 52 International Twenty20 matches for the West Indies.
Having made his One-Day International debut in a rain-affected game in England in 2004, Sammy made his Test debut for the West Indies against England at Old Trafford in 2007 taking seven wickets for 66 with his lively medium-paced bowling to complete the best bowling figures on debut in Test for the West Indies since 1950.
In October 2010 he also became the first cricketer from St Lucia to be named West Indies captain and led the Caribbean side to the ICC World Twenty20 title in Sri Lanka in 2012 and to the semifinals of the 2014 tournament in Bangladesh.
Glamorgan chief executive and director of cricket, Hugh Morris said, “Darren’s skills with bat and ball have delighted crowds all around the world in Twenty20 competitions in recent years so we’re delighted to welcome him to Glamorgan.
“Darren arrives fresh from the Sunrisers Hyderabad franchise in the Indian Premier League, whom he captained and Glamorgan supporters will get an opportunity to see the all-rounder display his skills as he joins us ahead of Friday’s first home game against Sussex Sharks.”
Glamorgan Head Coach Toby Radford added, “Darren is top quality T20 player and a fine addition to our dressing room as he brings with him experience at the highest level. Darren was a leader on and off the field during my days with the West Indies, so it will be great to work with him again at Glamorgan.”