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West Indies Twenty20 captain Darren Sammy has signed a short-term deal to represent Nottinghamshire in the Natwest T20 Blast.
Sammy will stay with Nottinghamshire for two weeks and is expected to play four matches.
Sammy will link up with the English county side after playing in the Indian Premier League (IPL) and will leave a fortnight later since he will be heading back to the West Indies for the Caribbean Premier League (CPL).
“I’m looking forward to coming to England and experiencing T20 cricket with Nottinghamshire,” Sammy said. “The Outlaws have a reputation for playing exciting cricket and have some hugely talented players. Trent Bridge is an excellent venue known worldwide, with great crowds, and I can’t wait to get started.”
Nottinghamshire’s director of cricket, Mick Newell, added: “We’ve got to look at the summer in terms of where and when we might lose players to international cricket. There’s a period in June where we could lose James Taylor and Alex Hales to international cricket and therefore we need to strengthen up the team at that time.
“It’s a gap between the IPL and the Caribbean Premier League where Darren was available and keen to play. He’s an explosive Twenty20 player, with a reputation around the world for being a good player and a good bloke. We’re looking forward to welcoming him to the team and hope he can help us achieve a good season in the NatWest T20 Blast.”