Darren Sammy excited about possible World T20 in 2018

Darren Sammy excited about possible World T20 in 2018
Darren Sammy is hoping for another shot at a possible ICC World T20 in 2018.
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Two-time West Indies World Twenty20 winning captain Darren Sammy is very excited about the news that the International Cricket Council (ICC) is considering an additional tournament in 2018.

It was reported earlier in May that the ICC was considering bringing the World T20 back as a biennial event with additional tournaments in 2018 and 2022 apart from the one already scheduled for 2020.

This move by the ICC was prompted by the immense success of the 2016 edition, which brought record television viewership figures across the world.

Currently the next scheduled World T20 will be held in 2020 in Australia and quite a few senior members of the West Indies side will find it tough to stay in contention for that tournament.

Sammy, who became the only captain in the game to lead his team to two Word Twenty20 titles said that the ICC will be giving “the best news” to the current West Indies T20 team by organising another showpiece event in 2018.

"That would be the best news ever," said Sammy in an exclusive interview - organised by the St Lucia Tourist Board (www.saintluciauk.org) - with Cricket World.

"We were thinking that this was our last T20 World Cup.

"(The next) T20 World Cup (in 2020) would be pushing it for few of our senior guys.

"Given a chance again to defend the title, that would be the best news the ICC could give the West Indies T20 team right now."

The ICC is likely to discuss the prospect of the World T20 being held in 2018 and 2022 during its Annual General Meeting which will be held in Edinburgh in June.

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