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Sammy demands answers over Pybus’ appointment

Darren Sammy
Darren Sammy

FORMER WEST Indies cricket team captain Daren Sammy is calling on Dave Cameron, president of Cricket West Indies (CWI) to provide answers over the selection of Richard Pybus as interim WI team coach.

The English-born Pybus, who is also the CWI high performance director, was appointed last week to serve as coach until the end of the India home series in September 2019.

But Sammy, in a Twitter post on Wednesday, wrote, “Now Mr President as a West Indian I need answers, in fact WI demand some answers. It’s 2019 and the West Indian public must stand up against this.”

Sammy, who has not donned WI colours since his infamous post-game comments after the victorious campaign at the 2016 ICC T20 World Cup in India, outlined a number of issues he has with Pybus, who served as CWI director of cricket from 2013-2016.

Sammy referred to Pybus’ alleged role in the removal of WI men’s team coaches Ottis Gibson (now South Africa coach), Phil Simmons (now Afghanistan coach) as well as women’s team coach Sherwin Campbell during his time as director of cricket.

Sammy also highlighted Pybus’ previous coaching positions with Pakistan and Bangladesh and the process by which the 54-year-old was hired as WI coach.

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