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Darren Sammy signs for Glamorgan

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Glamorgan's T20 Blast campaign has been given a boost, thanks to the signing of West Indies all-rounder and T20 captain Darren Sammy.

The St. Lucian, who recently relinquished the Test captaincy and retired from that format of the game, will be available from Friday night's game against the Sussex Sharks up until the start of July, when he leaves to play in the Caribbean Premier League.

Glamorgan have enjoyed a mixed start to their T20 campaign, having recorded a shock victory against Hampshire on the opening night, but bowling disappointingly in failing to defend a good score of 189/6 against Essex at Chelmsford.

Hugh Morris, Director of Cricket and Chief Executive at the SWALEC club, said: "Darren's skills with bat and ball have delighted crowds all around the world in Twenty20 competitions in recent years so we're delighted to welcome him to Glamorgan.

"Darren arrives fresh from the Sunrisers Hyderabad franchise in the Indian Premier League, whom he captained and Glamorgan supporters will get an opportunity to see the all-rounder display his skills as he joins us ahead of Friday's first home game against Sussex Sharks."

Glamorgan Head Coach Toby Radford added: "Darren is top quality T20 player and a fine addition to our dressing room as he brings with him experience at the highest level. Darren was a leader on and off the field during my days with the West Indies, so it will be great to work with him again at Glamorgan."

Sammy has received clearance from the WICB (West Indies Cricket Board) and has visa approval.

The 31-year-old has an impressive record in international T20s, with a strike rate of 148.9 in 40 innings and an economy rate of just 7.01 with the ball.

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