Sammy retires from Test cricket

Sammy's lone Test century came against England in May 2012

Sammy’s lone Test century came against England in May 2012

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West Indies all-rounder Darren Sammy has announced his retirement from Test cricket just a day after wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin replaced him as captain.

Sammy will continue to lead the country’s Twenty20 team and also told the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) that he will be available to play ODIs as well.

Sammy was handed the Test captaincy in October 2010, but many people have questioned whether he truly deserves a place in the Test side since he has only scored one century and five half-centuries at the number eight spot.

With their home series against New Zealand fast approaching, the West Indies have not announced who will replace Sammy for the three-match Test series, which gets underway on June 8 in Jamaica.

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