Sammy named Ambassador by government of St Lucia

Castries, St Lucia – West Indies captain Darren Sammy has been confirmed as St Lucia's newest Ambassador. The 26-year-old allrounder, who is the first and only player from St Lucia to represent the West Indies, was presented with his official passport on Tuesday night.

The presentation was made by Prime Minister Stephenson King in a special ceremony at the Beausejour Stadium. During his short speech, Sammy reiterated his desire to restore the enthusiasm lacking in the regional unit.

“Cricket is more than just a game to Caribbean people. It’s the one unifying force of the Caribbean, I remember watching cricket with my father and I saw the passion he had following the West Indies. The way our guys played was just amazing and that is what as captain I would like to bring back to the Caribbean people,” Sammy said.

The West Indies team is presently in Barbados preparing for the upcoming tour of Sri Lanka where they will play three Tests, five One-Day Internationals and a T20 International.