Monday, May 27, 2024

CWI: Sammy takes center stage as trophy tour makes a magical stop at the majestic Pitons

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Photo Credit: Cricket West Indies

Daren Sammy stood triumphantly in front of the majestic Pitons Mountains. Dressed in a vibrant shade of pink jersey, which reflected in the blazing sunshine, he held aloft the shining silver ICC Men’s T20 Trophy.

Sammy was in his element – as he recalled with great emotion and sentiment – the magic moments when he held the cherished prize in the air with millions around the world as his adoring audience – not once but twice!

Due to his heroics and warm personality Sammy is the pride of Saint Lucia – he is the nation’s favorite son and was the center of attention as the island held the third stage of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 trophy tour.

Everywhere he went they were adoring fans to greet him and wish him all the very best. The charismatic 40-year-old is the Head Coach of the West Indies going into the June 1 to 29 global mega-event. If he triumphs on home soil, he will become the only man to win as both captain and coach.

Sammy said:

“What a lovely day to be out here in the ocean as we stand at the feet of the Pitons. Feels great to be here at home taking the trophy around so that everyone can be part of this ICC Men’s T20 World Cup trophy tour. It’s wonderful to see … our fans are excited and ready for the tournament when it comes to Saint Lucia at the Daren Sammy Cricket Stadium.”

From the Pitons the caravan headed to Vieux Fort on the southern side of the island, fans assembled to take photos with the trophy and interact with their hero.

Crista St Jour, who described herself as a cricket fan said:

“It’s a great feeling to see the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Trophy and Daren Sammy in Vieux-Fort. I am backing him to win the trophy.”

Another said:

“I am very excited. Saint Lucia is a cricket nation and the matches which will be held here will help boost the tourist industry. It will be a great opportunity to showcase our hospitality.”

“I am hoping we will win the World Cup,”

he added.

Corona Austin said:

“I feel great taking a photo with Daren Sammy. It is the first time I have gotten so close to him.  I really want the West Indies to win the World Cup this year. We have very good cricketers,”

she said.

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