Former West Indies captain, Daren Sammy has been appointed as a member of the Cricket West Indies (CWI) Board of Directors. He is appointed as an independent non-member director by the CWI Board at a meeting held last Thursday.
The reason behind Sammy’s appointment to the CWI Board of Directors is in keeping with the two of the fundamental principles which have given directions to the CWI’s improvement strategy for the past two years. These two are the increased utilization of regional technical expertise and the implementation of a Cricket First policy.
Daren Sammy through the statement issued by CWI said, “It is an honour to be appointed as a CWI Director; this is another great opportunity for me to give my best to West Indies cricket in a new way, off the field. All my local, regional, and international experiences have prepared me to make a significant ongoing impact in West Indies cricket. I am excited and thankful for the chance to serve and look forward to giving back to the sport and region that I love so much.”
Commenting on Daren Sammy’s addition to the Board, CWI President Ricky Skerritt said, “I am delighted to welcome Daren Sammy as an independent, non-member Director whose role will be to ensure that all the right questions are being asked while contributing to the shaping of new ideas and solutions. Daren’s fairly recent experience as a two-time World Cup-winning captain will bring with him a much needed modern-day cricketer’s perspective which should add valuable insights to Board discussions and decision-making. His appointment is testament to our commitment to strengthen CWI’s governance, and to utilize expertise from across all stakeholder groups.”
Daren Sammy is one of three appointments of Independent directors approved at last Thursday’s CWI board of directors’ meeting to serve for the next two years. He joins the Trinidadian Attorney Debra Coryat-Patton and Jamaican Surgeon and University Administrator, Akshai Mansingh who were both re-appointed to serve a second term.
Daren Sammy has contributed a lot to West Indies cricket. He led the winning West Indies team in ICC World T20 2012 and ICC World T20 2016. He is from St.Lucia and he is the first international cricketer to have his name associated with the stadium’s name in St. Lucia in his honours.