Daren Sammy to captain St Lucia Zouks in CPL 2020
Daren Sammy to return as captain for St Lucia Zouks.
Daren Sammy will return as captain of the St Lucia Zouks for the 2020 season of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL).
The former West Indies captain has just finished a coaching stint in Pakistan and he will be back in his playing shirt this season. He has been part of the St Lucia Zouks franchise since the inception of CPL in 2013.
Coach Andy Flower weighed in on Sammy's appointment saying: “I can’t wait to work closely with Daren and for the island of St Lucia. I worked with Daren five years ago when he captained the Peshawar team in the Pakistan Super League and we thoroughly enjoyed our time together. I know how passionate he is about his island and it's cricket and we will do everything within our power to bring fun, entertainment, and success to St. Lucia.”
Sammy is excited to be retained by the Zouks and to be captaining this year. He said: “The franchise is dear to my heart and this year I am honoured to lead the franchise one more time. Playing at home with passionate fans and the calibre of players I anticipate will be retained, I expect to bring silverware to St Lucia. St Lucia Zouks is well on its way in securing its team of players and looks forward to a successful year of cricket in St Lucia.”
The CPL is scheduled to take place between August 19 and September 26 but the tournament organisers are currently watching the situation with the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) closely. The organisers are constantly liaising with medical advisors and governments.