Digicel Sports Max. Com…Discarded West Indies captain Darren Sammy insists he has no regrets over an infamous post T20 World Cup statement that is widely believed to have ended his tenure with the regional team.
Despite leading the team to the World T20 title in April Sammy was sacked as captain of the West Indies team in August and subsequently dropped from the squad.
Many attribute the players firing to statements made following the team’s triumph when Sammy claimed the unit was “disrespected” by the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) after a wage dispute had threatened its participation in the tournament. Despite the repercussions of his actions Sammy insisted he has no regrets.
“Put me on that podium again and I will do it even better,” Sammy said on Thursday.
“I believe a man has to speak his heart. It was just an extension of what my team went through flowing from me.”
The player, who had also been outspoken on the sacking of coach Phil Simmons, believes while the decision was disappointing it was not out of character for the WICB.
“It’s disappointing but not surprising,” said Sammy.
“It’s been a trend of how my former employers operate,” he added.
“It was sad. They will say it did not have an effect on the team but, from the pictures being posted on social media, I could tell my team was not in a happy mood.”