Honour for captain: Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium in St. Lucia

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Castries (St. Lucia), April 6: The West Indies T20 cricket captain Darren Sammy has expressed delight at the decision of the St. Lucia government to re-name the Beausejour Cricket Ground after him following the exploits of the team in the just concluded World T20 in India.

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Sammy, along with fellow St. Lucian Johnson Charles, returned a hero's welcome at the Hewanorra International Airport on Tuesday where they were greeted by Prime Minister Kenny Anthony and other St. Lucians, reports CMC.

West Indies captain Darren Sammy kisses the World T20 trophy in front of Victoria Memorial in Kolkata on Monday (April 4).

"Big time reception, home coming," Charles said in a video posted on Facebook on Tuesday, while Sammy said Anthony had announced that the island's premier cricketing ground had will now be known as the Darren Sammy National Cricket stadium.

"To God be the Glory," Sammy said, on Tuesday adding: "I am truly honoured, I am humbled and bless. Thank you, we always know St. Lucians love their own and the love and respect and admiration I have just received at the airport, oh my God, thank you very much".

One of the stands at the stadium will be named in honour of Charles.


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