Speaking at his first media conference as captain, the Windward Island all-rounder said, “One thing I know for sure is, I want to bring lots of energy. I don’t think I could be on a cricket field, despite what’s happening, and not show that fighting spirit and that passion,”
Sammy, the first St Lucian to play for the West Indies and the first Windward Islander to be appointed captain, said that he had never envisioned being West Indies captain in his formative years.
“Growing up I dreamt of being a consistent West Indies cricketer but never did I dream of being captain. I was honoured to be even thought of as West Indies captain. It is a massive honour for me and I vow to take this position and go on to serve the West Indies people with pride and dignity,” Sammy assured.