during the ICC World Twenty20 India 2016 Final match between England and West Indies at Eden Gardens on April 3, 2016 in Kolkata, India.

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CASTRIES, St. Lucia, CMC – West Indies T20 cricket captain Darren Sammy Tuesday expressed his delight at the decision of the St. Lucia government to re-name the Beausejour Cricket ground, north of here after him following the exploits of the regional team in the just concluded T20 World Cup in India.

Sammy, along with fellow St. Lucian, Johnson Charles, returned a hero’s welcome at the Hewanorra International Airport, south of here, where they were greeted by Prime Minister Dr. Kenny Anthony and other St. Lucians.

“Big time reception, home coming,” Charles said in a video posted on Facebook, while Sammy said Anthony had announced that the island’s premier cricketing ground had will now be known as the “Darren Sammy National Cricket stadium.

“To God be the Glory,” Sammy said, adding “I am truly honoured, I am humbled and bless. Thank you, we always know St. Lucians love their own and the love and respect and admiration I have just received at the airport, oh my God, thank you very much”.