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COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, CMC – West Indies captain Darren Sammy says despite the convincing nature of his side’s semi-final victory, they will have to improve even further if they are to beat Sri Lanka in the World T20 final on Sunday.

The Caribbean side will be chasing their first World title in eight years when they face the unbeaten hosts at the R Premadasa Stadium at 7 pm (9:30 am Eastern Caribbean time/8:30 am Jamaica Time).

Words of wisdom from Clive Lloyd

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, CMC – West Indies captain Darren Sammy revealed Saturday that legendary former West Indies captain Clive Lloyd had written to the team pledging his support for Sunday’s World Twenty20 final against Sri Lanka.

Lloyd, now 68, is rated among the greatest West Indian cricketers of all-time and one of the best leaders in the history of the game. He was at the helm of the West Indies in the glory days of the 1970s and 80s and lifted the World Cup in 1975 and 1979.

Bravo wants huge birthday win

Colombo, Sri Lanka, CMC – West Indies vice captain Dwayne Bravo has hailed the contribution of the senior players in the West Indies World Twenty20 Championship success.

The experienced players in the Caribbean side have all played pivotal roles in getting the Windies to Sunday’s final against hosts Sri Lanka at the R Premadasa Stadium.

“We’re looking forward to Sunday’s game. It’s going to be one big effort again. It’s nice to see the senior players actually taking ownership and controlling this format,” Bravo said Saturday.

Sammy: To win would mean everything

Colombo, Sri Lanka – Sunday, October 7, 2012 is the big day. The day Darren Sammy and the West Indies team have been planning for and thinking about for a very long time.

Taufel and Dar to stand in Final

Colombo, Sri Lanka - Australian Simon Taufel will officiate in tomorrow’s World Twenty20 finals match between Sri Lanka and West Indies -- his last assignment as an ICC Elite panel umpire.

The 41-year-old had already announced that he would retire after World Twenty20 to become the Umpire Performance and Training Manager with the ICC.

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