Daren Sammy throws support behind Women's World T20

By September 04, 2018

Daren Sammy believes the ICC Women’s World T20 will be a major boost to women’s cricket.

His comments come in the wake of the two-time World Cup winner’s appointment to the Windies Ambassador Programme, lending his support of the WINDIES Women for the upcoming ICC Women’s World T20.

Sammy, captain of the winning WINDIES Teams for the 2012 and 2016 World Twenty20 Championships make appearances during the months of September and November as part of the campaign to promote the tournament.

As an ambassador, Sammy will be included in a variety of public activities to include community activities, photo sessions at venues and will make appearances with the players.

“It is an honour and a huge pleasure to join the team for the ICC Women’s World T20. This is going to be a great event for our region and for our women, who have for generations helped to build our communities here in St Lucia and across the West Indies. In doing so, they have made an outstanding contribution to our cricket,” he said.

“This tournament will also go a long way to boost women’s cricket. The sport is on the rise and we want to see it grow even more when the tournament comes to our doorsteps. As a proud son of the soil, I just want to play my part in this wonderful campaign called #WatchThis as we prepare to host the cricketing world.”

There is no secret who the former Windies captain is backing for the tournament scheduled to run from November 9 to 24.

“Of course, I will be on the side of Stafanie and the WINDIES team as they seek to defend their title, but we also welcome the nine other teams and wish them the very best. I am urging everyone to come on board and join us for 23 exciting matches at these three amazing venues,” Sammy said.

The Daren Sammy Stadium will be one of the three locations used during the tournament and Sammy is scheduled to be on location to meet and greet fans and players on match days.

Tournament Director, Jennifer Nero expressed delight that Sammy has decided to support the campaign. (His support) will add value to the campaign and will serve as a catalyst to mobilize fans to attend the matches in all three countries. We look forward to working with Daren,” she said.

In addition to those that will be played at the Daren Sammy Stadium, matches will also be played at the Providence Ground in Guyana and the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, Antigua.

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