Glamorgan sign up Sammy

  • Last Updated: May 27 2014, 10:43 BST

Glamorgan have signed West Indies all-rounder Darren Sammy to play in the NatWest T20 Blast campaign.

Darren Sammy: Has joined Glamorgan for the T20 Blast
Darren Sammy: Has joined Glamorgan for the T20 Blast

Former Windies captain Sammy, one of the world's most powerful hitters, will join Glamorgan until the start of the Caribbean Premier League.

The 30-year-old will head straight to Wales, from the Indian Premier League, in time to play in the first home match of Glamorgan's campaign against unbeaten Sussex Sharks on Friday.

Glamorgan chief executive and director of cricket Hugh Morris said: "Darren's skills with bat and ball have delighted crowds all around the world in Twenty20 competitions in recent years, so we're delighted to welcome him to Glamorgan.

"He arrives fresh from the Sunrisers Hyderabad franchise in the Indian Premier League, whom he captained."

Head coach Toby Radford, formerly an assistant for West Indies, added: "Darren is a top quality T20 player and a fine addition to our dressing room, because he brings with him experience at the highest level.

"Darren was a leader on and off the field during my days with the West Indies, so it will be great to work with him again at Glamorgan."


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