Sammy will join the Hurricanes on a two-year deal.
T20 Big Bash side Hobart Hurricanes have announced the signing of West Indies captain Darren Sammy on a two-year deal.
Sammy will play in the Hurricanes’ first six matches before before joining the West Indies training camp for the 2014 ICC Cricket World Cup.
The 30-year-old becomes the second international player on the Hurricanes’ roster and says he is looking forward to debuting in the competition.
“With players like George Bailey, Alex Hales and Ben Dunk, there is a lot of exciting talent in the team already,” Sammy told the club’s website.
“I am really looking forward to coming to Tasmania and taking part in the Big Bash League.”
“I have heard so much about Coach Wright, he seems like a West Indian, very cool and an amazing fellow.”
“A few of my [West Indian] teammates might also be playing in the Big Bash League so I’m looking forward to the contest with them.”
Hurricanes coach Damien Wright said Sammy is an excellent signing for the team.
“He’s a really talented cricketer who can do a little bit of everything,” said Wright.
“He’s a great leader as well and he’s been captain of the West Indies for a number of years now also captaining the team for the T20 World Cup in 2012.”
“Sammy will give us that lower-order hitting too which is something we didn’t quite have last season.”
The Hurricanes are yet to finalise its final five domestic contracts.
HOBART HURRICANES SQUAD SO FAR:
George Bailey, Travis Birt, Cameron Boyce, Xavier Doherty, Ben Dunk, Evan Gulbis, Alex Hales, Ben Hilfenhaus, Joe Mennie, Tim Paine, Sam Rainbird, Darren Sammy, Jon Wells.