CPL

Zouks skipper Sammy frustrated by 'tough lessons' for title-chasing St Lucia

By September 25, 2019
St Lucia Zouks skipper Darren Sammy. St Lucia Zouks skipper Darren Sammy.

St Lucia Zouks skipper Darren Sammy has expressed frustration with the team’s reading of its own home field conditions following a loss to the table-topping Amazon Warriors in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) on Wednesday.

For the playoff-chasing team, the loss came on the back of a win of against St Kitts and Nevis Patriots.  Defending 161 against the Warriors, however, the Zouks were unable to repeat the type of performance, that was typified by energetic efficiency.

“As a team we have just not executed our plans.  Especially when you are playing at home where you know the conditions, we are getting a lesson from the opposition about how to play on the wicket and it should be the other way around,” Sammy said.

“We have two games left and they are must-win.  We have Jamaica next and we are going to come back stronger.”

Having played eight games so far the Zouks are in fourth spot on five points, ahead of the Barbados Tridents on four and the last place Jamaica Tallawahs who also have four.  The Tridents have, however, played two games less to date.

 

 

Kwesi Mugisa

Kwesi has been a sports journalist with more than 10-years’ experience in the field. First as a Sports Reporter with The Gleaner in the early 2000s before he made the almost natural transition to becoming an editor. Since then he has led the revamp of The Star’s sports offering, making it a more engaging and forward-thinking component of the most popular tabloid newspaper in the Caribbean.

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