Darren Sammy retires from Test cricket following decision to replace him as West Indies captain
Last Updated: 10/05/14 10:20am
West Indies all-rounder Darren Sammy has announced his retirement from Test cricket after he was replaced as captain by Denesh Ramdin.
Sammy was skipper for 30 of his 38 Test appearances but it was announced on Friday that Ramdin would be the new leader of the side.
The 30-year-old then quit the Test set-up completely, although he does intend to continue playing in limited-overs internationals, and he is still the Windies’ Twenty20 captain.
"Darren Sammy has formally notified the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) of his decision to retire from test cricket," the WICB said in a statement.
"Sammy has also informed the board of his decision to continue to make himself available for selection for the other formats of the game.
"Sammy, in his communication to the board thanked the directors, the selectors and team management for the confidence shown in him as a player and captain which he served as from October 2010 to May 2014."
Sammy averaged 21.68 with the bat in Test cricket and took 84 wickets at an average of 35.79.
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