TALENT: Darren Sammy
WEST INDIES all-rounder Darren Sammy has signed for Nottinghamshire as part of their Natwest T20 Blast campaign this summer.
Sammy, who captained the Caribbean side to the ICC World Twenty20 title in 2012, has decided to join the Outlaws for four games between the end of May and mid-June. Should Nottinghamshire reach the knockout stages the player will be able to return to the club.
Nottinghamshire director of cricket Mick Newell believes that his new signing will give a much required boost at the time when Notts will lose their fire power due to England call ups.
“We've got to look at the summer in terms of where and when we might lose players to international cricket,” said Newell.
“There's a period in June where we could lose James Taylor and Alex Hales, and therefore we need to strengthen up the team at that time,” He added.
“It's a gap between the IPL and the Caribbean Premier League where Darren was available and keen to play. He's an explosive twenty20 player, with a reputation around the world for being a good player and a good bloke.
"We're looking forward to welcoming him to the team and hope he can help us achieve a good season in the NatWest T20 Blast.”