WI captain named BMW brand ambassador

West Indies captain Darren Sammy gestures during their One-Day International Cricket match against Australia in Canberra, Australia, Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013.
AP Photo/Rob Griffith, file

West Indies Test and Twenty20 captain, Darren Sammy, has etched his name into the history books by becoming the first West Indian sports personality to be named a brand ambassador for German automobile giant, BMW.

In accepting the role, the Windies skipper was presented with a BMW Sports Convertible from the St. Lucian BMW representative, Ultimate Automobiles.

“Darren Sammy is the first West Indian to ever be appointed on behalf of the BMW Group as a brand ambassador outside Germany,” said Mario Reyes, managing director of St. Lucia’s Ultimate Automobiles.

Typically sportsmen such as golfers Bernhard Langer and Martin Kaymar and Rugby’s Alex Cordisio, have been endorsed as brand ambassadors for BMW. Sammy disclosed the news on his official Twitter account.

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