Two-time World Cup-winning captain Darren Sammy has been appointed as the head coach of West Indies’ T20 and ODI teams.
On the other hand, Andre Coley is the interim coach of West Indies Test team and ‘A’ team. The Caribbean Cricket Board announced the names of the two on Friday night local time.
Darren Sammy is a well-known name in all three formats of West Indies cricket. Especially in the shorter format of cricket. He has played numerous T20Is and ODIs for the Caribbean.
The 39-year-old Sammy has been given the responsibility of coaching at the international level for the first time. Before this, however, he has coached in various domestic cricket leagues. The former West Indies World Cup winning captain sees the new responsibility as a new challenge.
‘It’s definitely a new challenge for me. I am ready and quite excited to take up that challenge. I want to seize the opportunity. Especially want to use the talent of our cricketers. I believe I can make an impact in the dressing room. As a cricketer, I want to take the team forward in the same way as I have played, the way I have made an impact. I always have a passion for cricket, am desperate for success and love West Indies cricket,’ said Darren Sammy.