Tuesday 2 November 2010 

Sri Lanka Tour A 'Major Challenge' - Darren Sammy

Sri Lanka Tour A 'Major Challenge' - Darren Sammy
Sri Lanka Tour A 'Major Challenge' - Darren Sammy
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Newly-appointed West Indies captain Darren Sammy has reiterated that his side's upcoming tour of Sri Lanka presents a big challenge although he is pleased with the way preparations are going during a training camp at the University of the West Indies.

“The players have been working hard and doing all that has been asked of them," Sammy said.

"We had two full sessions on Sunday and Monday and another intense session today. Everyone is enjoying what they are doing and we are eagerly looking forward to the tour. As I said before, this tour of Sri Lanka will not be an easy one, so we must make sure we are fully prepared when we leave the Caribbean later this week."

The West Indies take on Sri Lanka in a gruelling schedule of matches, comprising three Tests, five One-Day Internationals and a Twenty20 Internationals, with the tour getting underway on 16th November with the opening Test in Dambulla.

“The tour is going to be a major challenge, there is no doubt about that, and that is why it has been so pleasing to see everyone buckling down and doing the hard work here in the camp," Sammy said.

"We are all aware of the task ahead. We have bonded well as a team and everyone is on the same page going forward.”

“We have been working hard and we are enjoying it. It is good that everyone is enjoying what they are doing and taking responsibility for their individual game. We have been seeing smiling faces and we are all pulling together in the same direction.”

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