Sammy: It's just the start


Added 15 October 2012


CONSISTENCY WILL COUNT for Caribbean cricketers in the aftermath of their triumph in the ICC World Twenty20 Championship. Apart from this, West Indies captain Darren Sammy is also warning that while the win should be celebrated and cherished, there is a greater goal. “To achieve it and win a World Cup is an overwhelming feeling. I know all the guys will celebrate and cherish it, so just enjoy the moment, but the road ahead is still a lot,” Sammy said during the Starcom Network’s Sunday Brass Tacks programme, hosted yesterday by cricket commentator Andrew Mason. “We have to prepare ourselves to be more consistent on the international stage in all three formats of the game,” Sammy asserted. He revealed that the West Indies would go into camp for next month’s tour of Bangladesh from October 25. “It is important that yes, we celebrate, but there is work that ensues, so we’ve got to regroup again and continue doing the work we started against New Zealand in the Test series in the Caribbean,” Sammy noted while speaking on telephone link-up from his native St Lucia. Following the Bangladesh trip where the Windies will play two Tests, five One-Day Internationals and two T20s, they will journey “down under” on a short tour of Australia. “We are taking it step by step. . . . We are going to meet up at the camp and discuss the way forward and our short-term goals for the team and take it from there. “Everybody has a new confidence, a new self-belief that we can not only compete against good teams but we can win, and that’s the good thing for us in the future,” Sammy noted.


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