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West Indies’ Darren Sammy hits a six off India’s Umesh Yadav during their Tri-Nation Series cricket match in Kingston, Jamaica.
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Former West Indies captain Darren Sammy has pledged to buy a bulk of tickets for every match in this month’s (November) ICC Women’s Twenty20 World Cup, which will be played in his homeland, St. Lucia, in a bid to support women in sport and the global tournament.

Sammy, who twice presided over successful winning Twenty20 World Cup, disclosed he will pay for a minimum of 50 tickets per day for all the matches scheduled for the Darren Sammy Ground in St. Lucia.

“This is one on my gifts to the females of St. Lucia, to women’s cricket and to women’s sport in general,” he told reporters.

He said this is the biggest sport to come to the Caribbean, involving women and “we must show the world what is means to us.”

Sammy was last month unveiled as a Cricket West Indies Ambassador to work on promoting the Nov. 9-24 tournament, which will also be played in Guyana and Antigua.

The all-rounder, who also led West Indies in Tests and One-Day Internationalss, said he also wanted fans to explore the beauty of his homeland while enjoying the matches.

The Windies Women are the defending champions and will play most of their matches in St. Lucia where first round matches will be staged on Nov. 10, 12, 14, 16 and 18.

The other first round matches will be at the Guyana National Stadium from Nov. 9 to 17.

Antigua will host the semi-finals on Nov. 22 and the final two days later, at the Vivian Richards Cricket Ground.

Updated 5:15 pm, November 2, 2018
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