Caribbean Premier League 2015 July 9, 2015

Injured Sammy ruled out of CPL

ESPNcricinfo staff

Darren Sammy, the St Lucia Zouks captain, has been ruled out for four weeks and will miss the remainder of the Caribbean Premier League after he fractured his left hand while batting in the match against Jamaica Tallawahs. Sammy took a blow from a delivery by Andre Russell, and had to retire hurt.

Kevin Pietersen will replace him as Zouks captain and Keron Cottoy, who has played just three T20s, has been called up to the squad as a replacement.

"It's a real shame for Darren, he's one of the biggest names in the CPL and a great leader for the Zouks," Tom Moody, CPL director of cricket, said. "We wish him a speedy recovery, and knowing the kind of guy he is, I'm sure he'll continue to be an inspirational part of the squad for the rest of the tournament even though he won't actually be out in the middle."

Sammy, who led Zouks to three wins this season, scored 81 runs in six innings at a strike-rate of 124.61 and also picked up six wickets at an economy-rate of 8.5.

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