Hussey, Watson hail Sammy
CASTRIES, St Lucia (CMC):
The Australian duo of Mike Hussey and Shane Watson have congratulated St Lucia Zouks teammate Darren Sammy following the St Lucia government's decision to rename the Beausejour Cricket Ground in his honour.
Watson, who retired from international cricket following the recent Twenty20 World Cup in India, hailed Sammy as a "great leader" and said he was looking forward to playing alongside him at the Zouks' home ground in Gros Islet.
"I knew when I first signed up for CPL how passionate the West Indies public are, but to receive this news about the St Lucia government's decision to rename the national stadium in honour of one of their favourite sporting sons is a huge thing, especially for someone so young who has so much top-level cricket ahead of him," Watson said.
He added: "It really excites me about being a part of CPL 2016 and I can't wait to step out on the Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium this summer."
Hussey, meanwhile, affectionately known as Mr Cricket, called the honour for Sammy an "incredible accolade", and heaped praise on West Indies for winning the T20 World Cup.