Former West Indies Captain Daren Sammy has been asked to step down as captain of the St. Lucia Stars Franchise. Sammy who is one of only three players on the Stars roster to post a half century in this year’s version of the competition, expressed his dissatisfaction with the performance of his players during the Stars last post match interview. In an interview with St. Lucia Sports Online, Sammy explained that the owners of the team asked him to step down. “I was told by the owners of the franchise that with any business, when you are losing – the head has to go, and so they ask me to resign. ” Sammy went on to state: “I responded that I would not resign so they sacked me.”
When asked what contributed to the owners coming to this decision, Sammy explained: “they asked me to drop certain players and I refused to – like Johnson Charles and I will always stand by players I believe in. Charles went on to score a half century in the last match.”
Perhaps what is most shocking about all this, is the fact that Shane Watson has been named captain of the Franchise. Watson has been injured for most of the tour and has contributed very little with the bat and has shown no sign of taking up any role with the ball.
This brings many questions to mind. With the uncertainty that surrounded the franchise staying in St. Lucia this year, what does this development mean for the location of the franchise next year? Join the discussion. Do you believe the franchise will remain in St. Lucia next year? Do you think the owners made the right decision in sacking Sammy as captain of the Stars? Is Shane Watson a better option as captain? Is Daren Sammy to be blamed for the dismal performance of the team this year?
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