WEB DESK: In a tribute to Darren Sammy’s captaincy for making West Indies victorious again in World T20 final, the country of his birth, St Lucia, announced that the island’s main cricket ground would be renamed in his honor.
Kenny Anthony, the St Lucia Prime Minister, said on Tuesday (April 5) that the Beausejour Stadium will be renamed Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium in his honor.
Sammy is the first international cricketer to emerge from the island nation, having made his One-Day International debut against New Zealand in 2004.
West Indies became the first team to win the World T20 title twice under Sammy’s captaincy– Sammy was also the captain when they beat then hosts Sri Lanka in the 2012 final in Colombo.
Sammy led his side to glory in a thrilling finish against England in Kolkata, where Carlos Brathwaite hit four successive sixes in the last over to seal a four-wicket victory.