Darren Sammy’s emergency toilet break was not genuine?

Bipin Dani

Observer Correspondent


captain Sarfraz Ahmed didn’t use any special coin during toss ceremony in any of the three T-20 matches against Faf de Plussis, the captain of the last visiting team to his country earlier this month (this was confirmed by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Nazam Sethi).
However, all the visiting members of the World XI team did receive a specially made silver coin in the memory of this historic series, which happened first time after the terror attacks on the Sri Lankian team in 2009.
The coin was also handed over to Dave Cameron, the president of the Cricket West Indies (CWI).
“It (the coin) is the similar to what the players received”, Cameron, speaking exclusively, said to this Reporter.
Interestingly, Cameron, who was one among the other invitees, was also present at the dais to hand over the prizes to the players.
Unlike the other members of the World XI team, Darren Sammy, did not come forward to accept the medal at the hands of Cameron and preferred to take a toilet-break at this point of time.
“During one of the matches in the Pakistan Super League also, he went for a toilet break at the presentation”, one of the sources in Pakistan confirmed. “However, this time it was not a genuine toilet break by him”, the source further added.
Sammy’s relation with his own cricket board is not as good as it should have been.
Cameron refused to comment whether did he feel insulted or embarrassed with Sammy’s act on seeking the emergency toilet break. “I don’t want to say anything on this. No comments”, he answered in response to the repeated requests.
Apparently, Cameron was satisfied with the security and other arrangements for the series and is likely to send the Windies team to Pakistan for the bilateral matches.

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