Darren Sammy ruled out of Hero CPL
Kevin Pietersen to stand in as captain for St Lucia Zouks
Wednesday 8th July – Kingston, Jamaica: St Lucia Zouks captain, Darren Sammy, has been ruled out for four weeks, and will miss the remainder of the Hero Caribbean Premier League, after sustaining an incomplete fracture to his left hand. He will be replaced as captain by Kevin Pietersen and Keiron Cottoy has been called up to the St Lucia Zouks squad.
All-rounder, Sammy, has scored 81 runs and taken six wickets for the Zouks in CPL 2015. He suffered a fracture on his second metacarpal when facing a short ball from Andre Russell in yesterday's match against the Appleton Estate Jamaica Tallawahs. He will continue to travel with the St Lucia Zouks squad for the remainder of this year's tournament.
Tom Moody, Director of Cricket, Hero CPL, said: "It's a real shame for Darren, he's one of the biggest names in the CPL and a great leader for the Zouks. We wish him a speedy recovery, and knowing the kind of guy he is, I'm sure he'll continue to be an inspirational part of the squad for the rest of the tournament even though he won't actually be out in the middle."
Hero CPL 2015 began on 20th June, with global superstars including Kevin Pietersen, Jacques Kallis and Shahid Afridi joining the Caribbean's finest cricketers, like Chris Gayle, Kieron Pollard and Dwayne Bravo, and exciting up-and-coming local talent. The tournament has already provided plenty of excitement, with packed crowds, an unrivalled party atmosphere, thrilling finishes, and some outstanding batting and bowling performances. The competition will feature 33 matches in all, with the final, at the Queen's Park Oval in Trinidad, taking place on 26th July.