Fri, Jul 28, 2017 | updated 08:59 AM IST

Sammy axed as Windies T20 captain in `30-sec phone-call`

Updated: Aug 06, 2016 10:15 IST      
Sammy axed as Windies T20 captain in `30-sec phone-call`

Barbados, Aug.6 (ANI): West Indies' Darren Sammy, who led the Caribbean side to WorldT20 glory, revealed that he had been sacked from the post of the skipper in a 30-seconds telephonic conversation with the head of the selectors.

Posting an emotional video on his Facebook page, the 32-year-old revealed that he would not be the West Indies T20 captain anymore, saying the chairman of selectors had informed him they had reviewed his captaincy in T20 and that he did not merit a place in the West Indies squad.

"I got a call yesterday, it was probably 30 seconds, from the chairman of selectors telling me that they've reviewed the captaincy of T20 and I won't be captain anymore of the T20 team, and my performances have not merited selection in the squad," Sammy revealed in a video.

Sammy, however, wished luck to the incoming new captain who would lead the country's cricket and take it forward.

Admitting that he would cherish the victory in the two T20 World Cups, Sammy also thanked the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) for letting him lead the side for last six years.

"Obviously, throughout my captaincy, winning the two T20 World Cups has been the highlight. And these memories I will cherish for a long time. This is not me retiring from one-day or T20, it's just me thanking the fans and my players and the coaches I've worked with and WICB for.yeah, letting me lead the side for the last six years. But for now the captaincy has come to an end and thank you people. I just know I played with my heart and soul whenever I stepped out on the cricket field," he said.

Besides Sammy, West Indies wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin also chose social media to tweet about his exclusion from the Test side against India.

West Indies are currently hosting India in a four-Test series which will be followed by two Twenty 20s in Florida on August 27 and 28. (ANI)

New Delhi [India], July 27 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday interacted with the players and officials of the Indian women's cricket team that recently participated in the ICC Women's World Cup and brought laurels to the country.

Full Story >>

London [UK], July 27 (ANI): South Africa came out with an exemplary performance as they restricted England to 149-4 at Tea on opening day of the third Test being played at The Oval on Thursday.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], July 27 (ANI): Former Indian opener Virender Sehwag and former sprint queen P.T. Usha have been named in the 12-member committee to pick this year's Khel Ratna and Arjuna awardees.

Full Story >>

I don't need any extra motivation: Pujara

Updated: Jul 27, 2017 19:49 IST      By: Aakash Kumar

Galle [Sri Lanka], July 27 (ANI): When it comes to Test cricket, the one batsman that Team India looks upto is Cheteshwar Pujara.

Full Story >>

PKL Season 5 trophy unveiled with 12 captains

Updated: Jul 27, 2017 18:31 IST     

Hyderabad (Telangana) [India], July 27 (ANI): The thrill of electrifying raids and dynamic tackles is just a day away, and the captains of all 12 Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) teams came together to launch the Season 5 of the league.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], July 27 (ANI): Anurag Thakur, former president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), has hailed the exemplary performance of the Indian women's cricket team in the recently concluded ICC Women's World Cup, saying the team despite being unable to clinch the coveted trophy, won the hearts of 1.25 crore Indians.

Full Story >>

India tighten screws over Sri Lanka in Galle Test

Updated: Jul 27, 2017 17:47 IST     

Galle [Sri Lanka], July 27 (ANI): India extended its dominance over Sri Lanka on the second day of the opening Test of the three-match series against Sri Lanka being played at the Galle International Stadium.

Full Story >>

PV Sindhu appointed as Group-I officer in Andhra Pradesh

Updated: Jul 27, 2017 17:14 IST     

Hyderabad (Andhra Pradesh) [India], July 27 (ANI): Rio-Olympic silver-medallist PV Sindhu was on Thursday issued an appointment letter for the post of Group-I officer here in Hyderabad.

Full Story >>

London/Melbourne [UK/Australia], July 27 (ANI): Women will feature at the honours board of The Lord's after the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) approved the decision to introduce an ODI honours boards for both men's and women's cricketers.

Full Story >>

Indian Railways to reward Rs 1.30 cr to Mithali & Co.

Updated: Jul 27, 2017 16:41 IST     

New Delhi [India], July 27 (ANI): The Indian Railways announced on Thursday a cash reward of Rs 1.30 crore for 10 members of Indian women's cricket team for their stellar performance throughout the recently-concluded ICC Women's World Cup.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], July 27 (ANI): On the surface the Indian women's team's back to back international friendlies may seem to be just another regular international fixture.

Full Story >>

'Confident' Indian women's team lands in Kuala Lumpur

Updated: Jul 27, 2017 16:01 IST     

New Delhi [India], July 27 (ANI): The Indian senior women's team arrived in Kuala Lumpur today morning to play two back to- back international friendlies against Malaysia. Both the matches have been arranged by the All India Football Federation (AIFF) to provide more exposure to the team.

Full Story >>

SBL: OPM Punjab Sultans, Delhi Gladiators eye semi-final spot

Updated: Jul 27, 2017 15:51 IST     

New Delhi [India], July 27 (ANI): OPM Punjab Sultans will face a do-or-die situation when they take on the Delhi Gladiators in the penultimate Group A clash of the Super Boxing League (SBL) at the Siri Fort Squash and Badminton Stadium on Friday.

Full Story >>

Johannesburg [South Africa], July 27 (ANI): Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova has hit back at her critics and said that her 15-month doping ban has only fueled her passion for the game.

Full Story >>

Galle [Sri Lanka], July 27 (ANI): Debutant Hardik Pandya carried on the onslaught started by Shikhar Dhawan and Cheteshwar Pujara as India posted a monstrous first inning-score of 600 in the opening Test of the three-match series at the Galle International Stadium here on Thursday.

Full Story >>

Melbourne [Australia], July 27 (ANI): Cricket Australia (CA) chief executive James Sutherland has called on the Australian Cricketers' Association (ACA) to enter into a period of intense negotiations over coming days in order to resolve the ongoing pay dispute between the two governing bodies in toto.

Full Story >>

Maryland [United States], July 27 (ANI): Star Brazilian striker Neymar, amid a frenzy of transfer speculation, struck a decisive goal as Barcelona edged past Manchester United at the International Champions Cup here on Thursday.

Full Story >>

Karachi [Pakistan], July 27 (ANI): Pakistan cricket team Head Coach Mickey Arthur has expressed the hope that the proposed upcoming tour of World XI team to the country will help bring international cricket back home.

Full Story >>

Vijay Goel felicitates Indian cricket eves

Updated: Jul 27, 2017 10:46 IST     

New Delhi [India], July 27 (ANI): Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Vijay Goel on Thursday felicitated the Indian women's cricket team for their tremendous performance in the recent ICC Women's World Cup.

Full Story >>

Mumbai [India], July 27 (ANI): Falcons TTC held a slender 7-5 lead over DHFL Maharashtra United after four matches in the ongoing tie as the race for knockout spots heated up in the Ultimate Table Tennis (UTT) at the NSCI in Mumbai last evening.

Full Story >>