KOLKATA (AFP) – An enthusiastic Darren Sammy propelled an energetic upheaval against the West Indies cricket board (WICB) taking after his side s memorable World Twenty20 title triumph over England in Kolkata on Sunday.
Carlos Brathwaite hit four progressive sixes in the last over as the Windies staggered England, with captain Sammy saying his side had lifted the trophy regardless of his nation s board.
“We had heaps of issues, individuals pondered whether we would play this competition,” Sammy said after the four-wicket win, secured with only two balls to save at the Eden Gardens stadium.
“We felt disregarded by our board. Mark Nicholas (the English observer) depicted us as a group without any brains. Every one of these things before the competition just united this group.
“I need to truly thank these 15 men. The capacity to set regardless of that misfortune and to play this kind of cricket before such enthusiastic fans is simply gigantic,” the commander included.
The Caribbean group s inclusion in the competition had been in uncertainty in light of a question with the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) over pay before an eleventh-hour assention was struck.
Sammy said he had been touched by a good fortunes message the group had gotten from Grenada Prime Minister Keith Mitchell hours before the last as he took another swipe at the WICB.
“I truly need to express gratitude toward him. He sent an extremely moving message for the group at the beginning of today and I m yet to get notification from our own particular cricket board.
“That s exceptionally baffling,” included the 32-year-old.
Sammy went ahead to lay out the degree to which his squad had been caught off guard for a tilt at a second World T20 title to add to the one they secured in 2012.
“We had another director in Rawle Lewis, who has never dealt with a group. We had no garbs, no printing,” said the all-rounder.
“The inconvenience he experienced to simply get us in this uniform. I got the opportunity to offer credit to whole group here.
“It was us in our own little circle and we devote this win to all fans in Caribbean,” he included.
The West Indies looked dead and covered as they went into the last over requiring 19 rushes to win before Brathwaite hit four sixes off Ben Stokes initial four conveyances.
A tasteful and nerveless unbeaten 85 by Marlon Samuels moored the Windies effective pursue openers Johnson Charles was out for one and Chris Gayle made just four.
At the point when Lendl Simmons, batting at number four, went for nothing, it resembled the Windies had little any desire for effectively pursuing England s 155 for nine.
In any case, Samuels thump, combined with a 25 by Dwayne Bravo and 34 not out from Brathwaite impelled the Windies to complete on 161-6 after 19.4 overs.
An elate Windies moved to Bravo s single “Champion” as they commended a cap trap of titles taking after the win in the ladies s last prior in the day and the under-19 young men back in February,
“We never surrendered accepting. It s something we will love for quite a while,” said Sammy.