Former West Indies skipper and two-time T20 World Champion Daren Sammy has been appointed to the Cricket West Indies (CWI) board as an independent non-member director. Daren was one of three appointments of independent Directors approved at last Thursday’s CWI Board of Director’s meeting to serve for the next two years.
He joined Trinidadian Attorney Mrs Debra Coryat-Patton and Jamaican Surgeon and University Administrator Dr Akshai Mansingh, who were both re-appointed for a second term. Sammy, who last played in the 2020 CPL final, is now the head coach of the PSL (Pakistan Super League) franchise, Peshawar Zalmi. He will also serve as the St Lucia Zouks’ T20 cricket consultant and brand ambassador’ for the 2021 CPL (Caribbean Premier League) season, having stepped down from the captaincy in May earlier this year.
Daren said in the media release, “It is an honour to be appointed as a CWI Director; this is another great opportunity for me to give my best to West Indies cricket in a new way, off the field. All my local, regional and international experiences have prepared me to make a significant ongoing impact in West Indies cricket. I am excited and thankful for the chance to serve and look forward to giving back to the sport and region that I love so much.”