Darren Sammy to play four matches for Nottinghamshire
Nottingham, March 5 (IANS) West Indies Twenty20 captain Darren Sammy has agreed to a short-term deal with Nottinghamshire to play in this season's NatWest T20 Blast. Sammy will fill the second overseas slot during a two-week period where the Notts play four Blast matches from May 31 to June 12. He could also return for the knockouts if Notts qualify, reports CMC.
"I'm looking forward to coming to England and experiencing T20 cricket with Nottinghamshire. The Outlaws have a reputation for playing exciting cricket and have some hugely talented players. Trent Bridge is an excellent venue known worldwide with great crowds and I can't wait to get started," said Sammy, who played six matches for Glamorgan in the Blast last year.
Sammy is one of the most powerful lower-order strikers of the game, scoring at 152.99 in Twenty20 Internationals while chipping in with his medium-pace bowling. The St. Lucian cricketer made his only test century at Trent Bridge during West Indies tour of 2012, at a time when he was captain in all three formats.
He was bought for 300,000 pounds by Royal Challengers Bangalore in this year's Indian Premier League (IPL) auction and will captain St. Lucia Zouks in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL).