St. Lucia Stars fire Darren Sammy, appoint Shane Watson as captain


Darren Sammy

After suffering six straight losses in the ongoing edition of the Caribbean Premier League, St. Lucia Stars have removed Darren Sammy from his position as captain.

The former Australia allrounder Shane Watson takes over the leadership of the team and will be assisted by his new deputy Marlon Samuels.


“After six successive defeats in the 2017 season, the time is right to make a switch in leadership and incorporate some fresh thinking as the team completes this season and builds for 2018,” the franchise said in a statement on Thursday (August 17).

“The Stars management would like to take this opportunity to thank Darren Sammy for his contribution as captain this season and throughout the last four editions of Hero CPL,” it added.

Sammy, who led Windies to two World T20 titles, however, remains in the Stars’ squad for the ongoing edition of the domestic T20 league.

“Darren is a St. Lucian icon and has been a fantastic servant of both St. Lucian and West Indian cricket. The Stars management would like to stress that Darren remains an important part of the St. Lucia Stars squad and his performances with both bat and ball will be vital for the rest of the 2017 tournament and in the future.”