Sammy hopes for brighter weather

BIRMINGHAM, England – Darren Sammy said West Indies was still eager to win the third and final Test against England which endured a wet start on Thursday.

Not a ball was bowled on the opening, as rain swept across this city in the West Midlands of the country, forcing the ground-staff at Edgbaston to keep the playing area covered throughout the day.

“We are disappointed there was no play because we said if we could get a win in a Test here in England, it would have been an achievement for the team,” said Sammy.

“We need as much play as possible over the next four days to accomplish this, so we are disappointed that we have lost the entire first day.”

West Indies trail 0-2 in the three-Test series, after a five-wicket loss at Lord’s and a nine-wicket defeat at Trent Bridge.

No toss was spun and neither side declared a final 11.

“We now have to go all out to win, but it all depends on the weather, something which we have no control over,” said Sammy.

“The weather outlook for the next few days does not look to bright, so we will keep our fingers crossed that whatever play we can get, we will look to win those sessions.”

Thu, 06/07/2012 - 09:39