Richardson endorses skipper Sammy

Antigua Observer article.

ST JOHN’S, Antigua- Following the announcement of the West Indies Test team for their tour of India next month, former Windies captain and current WICB manager, Richie Richardson, shared his impressions of the team make-up.

“It looks (like) a strong team, and basically, once our top players click, I think we will do very, very well. We have been showing signs of improvement in Test cricket and T20, in particular, and once our top players perform, I’m sure that we’re going to do well,” Richardson said.

Richardson also endorsed the choice of Darren Sammy as team captain and added that the St Lucian skipper has the strong support of his fellow team-mates.

“Sammy has been a good leader. He has tremendous respect from the players. He is a wonderful ambassador for the game. He is still learning as captain, but he’s an individual who listens a lot, communicates with the coach and the senior players, and is always looking to learn and looking for advice. I think he’s a good person for the job,” Richardson said.

“I have no qualms about him being captain. I think he’s the best person for the job.”

Windies play their two Tests from November 6 to 10 and November 14 to 18, followed by three ODI’s on November 21, 24 and 27.

First Published In The Antigua Observer.

Sat, 10/05/2013 - 05:51