St Lucia Zouks have retained the core of the team, which took them to the 2020 Caribbean Premier League (CPL) final, though skipper Daren Sammy will not be a part of the squad in the 2021 edition.
Sammy, the two-time T20 World Cup-winning captain, has been given the role of ‘T20 cricket consultant and brand ambassador’.
Daren Sammy will not play in CPL 2021
The players the Zouks retained are Andre Fletcher, Kesrick Williams, Rahkeem Cornwall, and Roston Chase. They will be joined by Obed McCoy, Mark Deyal, and Javelle Glen. The Zouks have 10 spots left to fill in their squad and the remaining players will be announced in the coming weeks.
Coach Andy Flower shared a personal message to Sammy on his newest appointment expressing “I have loved my interaction with him. Thank you very much for what you have done and look forward to working with you in the future. Preparations are ongoing as the franchise works aggressively on identifying exceptional players to bring to the team to victory.”
Daren Sammy on his new Role
“It’s been an absolute pleasure to have led and been a part of the St Lucia Zouks from its inception. Even though some may say good things must come to an end, it will not be in this instance. St Lucia Zouks and I will always be a team,” said Sammy.
“But since venturing into coaching, I realise I have a new passion that can allow me to still contribute and play a part in taking the franchise forward on its quest to winning a CPL title and developing future stars,” the 37-year-old player said.
Daren Sammy played 74 CPL games for the St. Lucia-based franchise, scoring 898 runs and picking up 24 wickets. His highest score was 60*, while his best figures were 3/18.
The CPL 2021 will get underway on August 28 in St Kitts & Nevis. Trinbago Knight Riders are the defending champions of the CPL, having won their fourth title last year.