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10-May-2014 06:44:00 GMT
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Sammy Quits Tests After Ramidin Appointment

West Indies allrounder Darren Sammy has announced his retirement from Test cricket after being sacked from captaincy. Sammy, who was replaced by Denesh Ramdin as the new skipper, has led West Indies in 30 matches ever since taking over from Chris Gayle in October 2010 after Gayle turned down a WICB central contract.

The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) said that he will remain in charge of the Twenty20 international squad. "Darren Sammy has formally notified the West Indies Cricket Board of his decision to retire from Test cricket," said a WICB statement.

"Sammy has also informed the Board of his decision to continue to make himself available for selection for the other formats of the game." Wicketkeeper/batsman Ramdin, 29, has played 56 Tests in addition to 109 one-day internationals and 46 Twenty20 internationals.

"We thank Darren for his energetic and resolute leadership over the past four years and we continue to see his role as the Twenty20 captain as a critical one," said West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) president Dave Cameron. Ramdin said he was honoured to be named the new Test skipper. "It is an honour to be named as captain of the West Indies Test team. This is a huge opportunity and as a unit we are capable of representing the people of the West Indies."

"I am taking over from Darren who did a good job while he was at the helm. He is a very humble and hardworking cricketer and during his time at the helm we won six matches and he gave his all to the job," Ramdin said.

The appointment of Ramdin means West Indies now have three different captains for all three formats - Ramdin for Tests, Sammy for T20s and Dwayne Bravo for the ODIs. The Windies next play New Zealand in a three-Test series starting June 8 which will be followed by two T20 matches.

"My first assignment will be against New Zealand at home and this promises to be a very exciting series." Ramdin said.

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