Sammy, 39, captained the Caribbean team to two T20 World Cup victories in 2012 and 2016 while playing for both the red and white ball West Indies teams.
The Twenty20 World Cup champion and all-rounder Daren Sammy has been named West Indies’ new coach for the white ball teams with Andre Coley taking charge of the test team, the nation’s cricket board (CWI) announced on Friday.
Sammy captained the West Indies team for both red and white ball competitions
He guided the Caribbean side to two T20 World Cup victories in 2012 and 2016.
“I’m excited and ready for the challenge, even though it will be difficult. Sammy said, “I’m really looking forward to the opportunity, especially considering the players we have and the influence I think I can have in the locker room.”
“I notice a lot of talent when I look around. There is a strong belief that we can succeed, as evidenced by what I witnessed in South Africa during the white ball matches played under the new captains Shai Hope and Rovman Powell, as well as the guidance of Andre Coley. ”
Earlier this year, when West Indies visited South Africa and Zimbabwe, Coley, a former wicketkeeper for Jamaica, served as the red ball team’s interim head coach. The West Indies A team will be coached by him as well.
In order to advance in the test rankings and earn a spot in the World Test Championship final in June 2025, Coley said he was looking forward to the opportunities and challenges that lay ahead.