Sammy unfazed by West Indies exclusion

first_imgNEW DELHI, India (CMC): Darren Sammy said he still cares about the game in the Caribbean, but he loses little sleep about a recall to the West Indies team. The former West Indies captain said he had little regret about publicly chiding the West Indies Cricket Board after winning last year’s Twenty20 World Cup final against England, which was the final time he played for the regional side. “It is sad that my last international was the World T20 final,” Sammy told the Press Trust of India news agency. “I am still available for selection in limited overs cricket, but I am not going to cry over non-selection. “I am still out there playing in the different leagues around the world, if selected I am available. But I am not crying over spilt milk.” The 33-year-old Sammy had modest returns in an international career for West Indies during which he played 38 Tests, 126 One-day and 66 Twenty20 Internationals between 2004 and last year. He was however, widely praised for his passionate leadership which inspired the team to win the T20 World Cup twice (2012 and last year) and perform creditably in the other two formats of the game, even rising to fifth in the Test rankings. But his outburst following the T20 World Cup final last year was dimly viewed by regional administrators and he subsequently lost the leadership of the T20 side to World Cup hero Carlos Brathwaite. “What I said on the podium after winning the final, I said it from my heart,” said Sammy. “I said what I had to. I expected things to happen. But I don’t lose sleep over it anymore. “God has blessed me tremendously. He is my selector. So I am not worried about what is going to happen. I still do care about West Indies cricket, but if I am not selected, I am not going to sulk over it.” Sammy is in India to as part of the Kings XI Punjab team playing in the Indian Premier League T20 tournament. It’s the latest of the T20 gigs of which he has been a part, as he continues to play the game around the world.last_img read more

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Celtic vs Rosenborg: TV channel, live stream, kick-off time and team news

first_img Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Getty impact Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade They now meet again in Group B, alongside RB Leipzig and RB Salzburg.Rosenborg are in the middle of their domestic season and top the table with 15 wins from 22 games – and haven’t lost a competitive game since the defeat in Glasgow.What time is kick-off?This Europa League clash is set for Thursday, September 20.Kick-off at Parkhead is at 8pm.When these sides met in the Champions League qualifying stage, Celtic ran out 3-1 winners thanks to goals from Odsonne Edouard and Olivier Ntcham.Which TV channel can I watch it on?You can catch all the action live on BT Sport 3 and 4K UHD.If you fancy streaming the action and have a BT account, log into the app on your mobile device, tablet or laptop. possible standings Celtic are back in European action as Rosenborg head to Parkhead for the second time in two months.The Norweigan side were the opponents as Brendan Rodgers side battled for a place in this season’s Champions League, but both ultimately came up short. MONEY FOOTBALL LATEST Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack 1 silverware England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won RANKED smart causal Odsonne Edouard scored twice when the sides met back in July Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures What is the team news?Nicklas Bendtner is unlikely to feature for the visitors after missing the weekend win over Valarenga with a thigh strain.Pal Andre Helland is also unlikely to recover from a knee injury which has seen him miss the last three games.Celtic centre-back Jozo Simunovic is on the treatment table yet again and this one might come too soon.last_img read more

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