Player Darren Sammy dismissed as West Indies T20 captain in ’30-second phone call’


West Indies Player Darren Sammy has been dismissed from being T20 captain in a 30-second phone call from the head of selectors on Friday.

On his facebook Page, he had shared an emotional video where he alleged that his six-year spell in charge had ended.

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In the video, he will be seen shirtless lying in his bed and with music playing in the background. Sammy also added that, he had been kick out from the team.

"I got a call yesterday, it was probably 30 seconds, from the chairman of selectors telling me that they've reviewed the captaincy of the Twenty20 team and I won't be captain anymore and that my performances have not merited selection in the squad," Sammy said in the video.

Four years ago, Sammy helped the West Indies team to win T20 match against Sri Lanka. This year also he led West Indies to win against England when Carlos Brathwaite smashed four sixes off the final over.

His involvement to the victory was so small. He scored eight runs and took just one wicket to won the match.

"Six years ago I was asked to captain West Indies, a task which I thought would be the biggest challenge in my career, in my life," Sammy said.

"A task which I knew would be so difficult but I took it head on. I embraced the challenge, I embraced the difficulty”, Sammy added.

He said, "I turn up at the office which is my playground, the cricket field, every day and put in the work."

Currently, West Indies is hosting a four-Test series against India which which will be followed by two Twenty 20s in Florida on August 27 and 28.

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