Sammy axed as T20 squad captain

Two-time World T20 winning skipper, Darren Sammy has been sacked from his position as captain of the West Indies T20 squad ahead of a two-match series against India in the United States later this month.

Sammy made the announcement in a video posted on social networking site Facebook.

The Trinidad & Tobago Guardian has reported that Sammy is to be replaced by Carlos Brathwaite, with WICB yet to make an announcement.

The 32-year-old said in the video:"I got a call yesterday morning, it was probably 30 seconds, from the chairman of selectors telling me that they've reviewed the captaincy of T20 and I won't be captain anymore of the T20 team, (and) my performances have not merited selection in the squad,

"That's okay, I've always believed West Indies cricket is not about Darren Sammy. They are looking to the future and I wanna wish the new captain – I don't know if it's out yet so I won't call any names – all the best as he looks to lead West Indies cricket and take it forward.

"Obviously, throughout my captaincy, winning the two T20 World Cups has been the highlight. And these memories I will cherish for a long time."

The allrounder made it clear that he was not retiring from T20Is or ODIs: "This is not me retiring from one-day or T20, it's just me thanking the fans and my players and the coaches I've worked with and WICB for?yeah, letting me lead the side for the last six years.

"But for now the captaincy has come to an end and thank you people."