Saint Lucia Kings announced that Daren Sammy will be the team’s head coach for the upcoming season of the Caribbean Premier League.
Sammy has previously captained the St. Lucia Kings and took them to the finals of the 2020 and 2021 seasons of the CPL.
Sammy, a two-time T20 World champion, is yet to confirm his retirement from all cricket, but has not played since the 2020 CPL final, and is now mentor of the PSL franchise, Peshawar Zalmi.
And he was recently awarded the Sitara-e-Imtiaz award by the Pakistani government for promoting and supporting the return of the game to the country.
Saint Lucia Kings is delighted to continue their partnership with Daren who has been with the team since its inception and has held various positions with the franchise from player to captain, ambassador, assistant coach, and mentor.
Satish Menon, CEO, KPH Dream Cricket Pvt Ltd said:
“We’re very happy to have Daren onboard as the new head coach for Saint Lucia Kings. He has been an integral part of the team once as a player captain and mentor.
Now he will be seen in a new role as its head coach and as always will continue to inspire the team and propel them to greater heights.
He was a natural choice given his natural skills both as a player and a leader and am sure that under his stewardship Saint Lucia Kings will continue to be a force to reckon with.”
The former West Indies captain has said that he was grateful for the franchise backing him through thick and thin.
“St Lucia is and will always be home and it was always part of the plan to lead the franchise after my playing days. I cannot wait to start the next chapter, where we continue on our quest to win a CPL title. I would like to thank the franchise owners for the faith they have shown in me this far. The Journey Continues,” Sammy said.