Daren Sammy appointed head coach of St Lucia Kings

Daren Sammy has been appointed head coach of St Lucia Kings for the 2022 version of the CPL, taking up from Andy Flower, who was on the helm for 2 seasons.
Sammy, who has been with the group because the first version of the league in 2013, stepped down from captaincy final yr. He was appointed the franchise’s “T20 cricket marketing consultant and model ambassador” for the 2021 season and labored with Flower as a part of the backroom workers.

“St Lucia is and can all the time be my dwelling, it was all the time a part of the plan to guide the franchise after my enjoying days,” Sammy stated. “The time is now. I can not wait to begin this subsequent chapter with this wonderful franchise as we proceed on our quest to win our first CPL title. Many due to the Kings franchise homeowners for the religion proven in me for this function. The journey continues.”

After qualifying for the playoffs simply as soon as in seven seasons because the begin of CPL, the Kings have turned a nook within the final two years making it to 2 successive finals. Nevertheless, they completed on the incorrect aspect of the end result on each events. ESPNcricinfo has realized that Faf du Plessis, who led Kings final season, is more likely to proceed as captain this yr as nicely.

The 2022 version will kick off on August 30, and can happen in 4 nations – St Kitts & Nevis, Saint Lucia, Trinidad & Tobago and Guyana. The Windfall Stadium in Guyana set to host the ultimate on September 30.

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