Darren Sammy wants West Indies fans to keep showing support

Darren Sammy said that the World Twenty20 Championship is a huge tournament for the West Indies team Getty Images

By CricketCountry Staff

Colombo: Sep 10, 2012

West Indies skipper Darren Sammy requested fans to keep supporting them and said he could feel the love of the Caribbean fans.

“The people are really behind us and that’s a fantastic feeling,” said Sammy.

“The players in the team have been talking about it and everyone is excited and very happy to see the way the people have come out and offered their support,” Sammy was quoted as saying by www.icc-cricket.com.

“A few days ago, we played two practice matches at the Three Ws Oval here in Barbados, and it was truly amazing to see how many fans came out to watch the matches, talk to us, and encourage us. People have been talking to us on the streets and have just been warm and friendly.”

“It is always good to have the ‘team of supporters’ rallying behind the team and I want to urge everyone to continue to rally around the West Indies.”

Sammy said that the World Twenty20 Championship is a huge tournament for the Caribbean men.

“This is a huge tournament for the team and the fans as well, so we will go to Sri Lanka and give it all we’ve got. We believe we can win, but it will be hard, tough work. Once we play together and continue to get the backing of the fans, we know we can lift the title.”

While speaking about camp held at the High Performance Centre in Barbados, under the watchful eyes of head coach Ottis Gibson, Sammy said that the team is heading in the right direction and has built up as a strong unit.

“The camp went very well and we are all in the right frame of mind. We will head off to Sri Lanka believing in ourselves and believing in each other.”

“We are a strong unit and as the coach said a few days ago, we have depth in the squad. Everyone is aware of his role and knows exactly what is required.”

The World Twenty20 is being held at Sri Lanka and Sammy believes the conditions will suit the West Indians.

“Sri Lanka is a really nice place to play cricket and a great place to visit. The conditions should be helpful to our style of play and we just want to go out and play a brand of cricket that would bring joy to our supporters all over the World,” Sammy concluded.