The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) is likely to replace Captain Darren Sammy with Barbadian all rounder Carlos Brathwaite for West Indies T20 team. The official announcement could be made soon.
Carlos attracted the selectors World T20 finals against England where he smashed four sixes in a row.
Recent video posted by Darren Sammy on Facebook confirmed that his removal from captaincy is near. Sammy said in the video: “I had a call yesterday morning, who was only of just 30 seconds from the chief selector of West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) telling me that they have reviewed the captaincy of T20 side and I won’t be the captain anymore of the T20 side. Also, my performance is also not certain that my team remains in place.
Two time winner West Indies captain Darren Sammy also said It’s okay, I have always believed that the West Indies cricket is not only about Darren Sammy . The selectors are looking toward the future and I wish the new captain but it’s okay. The best wishes from me who the new captain will take the lead West Indies cricket.
Darren Sammy led the West Indies to victory in the ICC World T20 Championships at Kolkata (India) in April 2016 and Carlos Brathwaite was the hero of the final, after hitting four sixes in the final over to ensure victory.
Carlos could be asked to lead the team first time against India in two -T20 matches in Florida on August 27 and August 28. The WICB and BCCI recently agreed on playing two T20 matches in America at the end of the four-Test series that is taking place in the region currently.
Good news for Jason Holder as he will hold the captaincy of Test and One-Day International sides.