Former West Indies captain Darren Sammy has been roped in to promote the upcoming ICC Women’s World T20 2018 that starts in November.
West Indies will host the marquee event from November 9-24 with Guyana, St Lucia and Antigua scheduled to host matches.
Sammy will be seen promoting the ICC tournament after joining the Windies Ambassador Programme. Cricket West Indies’ has began the initiative to involve current and former cricket stars in promotion of its cricket related activities.
“It is an honour and a huge pleasure to join the team for the ICC Women’s World T20. This is going to be a great event for our region and for our women, who have for generations helped to build our communities … in St Lucia and across the West Indies. In doing so, they have made an outstanding contribution to our cricket,” Sammy said.
Sammy, 34, feels the tournament will give a boost to women’s cricket in West Indies. “This tournament will also go a long way to boost women’s cricket. The sport is on the rise and we want to see it grow even more when the tournament comes to our doorsteps,” he said.
Sammy is himself a two-time WT20 winner when he led West Indies to two titles in 2012 [in Sri Lanka] and 2016 [in India].
The West Indies women cricket team are the defending champions and have been placed in Group A with England, South Africa, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. Group B comprises India, Australia, New Zealand, Pakistan and Ireland.
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