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Darren Sammy, Shahid Afridi join Jos Buttler to criticise down-time heavy Natwest T20 Blast

Darren Sammy, Shahid Afridi join Jos Buttler to criticise down-time heavy Natwest T20 Blast

Explosive England wicket-keeper batsman Jos Buttler asked the organisers of the tournament to follow the Indian Premier League and Big Bash League.

Match 1: West Indies vs South Africa - Preview

Match 1: West Indies vs South Africa - Preview

Chris Gayle, Andre Russell, Dwayne Bravo and Darren Sammy, all members of the triumphant Twenty20 World Cup winning team, will be missing from the event.

Sexism row: Darren Sammy defends 'entertainer' Chris Gayle

Sexism row: Darren Sammy defends 'entertainer' Chris Gayle

Sammy says that "Chris is one of our cricketing heroes. He's an entertainer, first, but a lot of people have jumped on his back."

Chris Gayle, Dwayne Bravo, Darren Sammy hit out at WICB over selection criteria for upcoming triangular series

Chris Gayle, Dwayne Bravo, Darren Sammy hit out at WICB over selection criteria for upcoming triangular series

Soon after the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) announced the squad for upcoming triangular series also featuring Australia and South Africa, several West Indian players lashed out at the board.

Viv Richards lashes out at ICC's double standards, says all cricket rules don't apply to India

Viv Richards lashes out at ICC's double standards, says all cricket rules don't apply to India

At the recent ICC Board meeting, ICC came out with a statement that West Indies players had been "inappropriate, disrespectful and brought the event into disrepute".

Pakistan might offer citizenship to World Cup winning West Indian skipper Darren Sammy

Pakistan might offer citizenship to World Cup winning West Indian skipper Darren Sammy

Sammy has been in news ever since West Indies won their second World T20 title under him recently.

Phil Simmons requests WICB to include Chris Gayle, Darren Sammy for ODI tri-series

Phil Simmons requests WICB to include Chris Gayle, Darren Sammy for ODI tri-series

West Indies are currently ninth in the ODI rankings and have to climb back into the top eight if they want to qualify directly for the 2019 World Cup in England.

IPL 2016: Top players who went unsold at auction

Top players who went unsold at auction

Grand honour: St Lucia's main ground to be named after Darren Sammy post World T20 triumph

Grand honour: St Lucia's main ground to be named after Darren Sammy post World T20 triumph

According to the West Indies Cricket Board, the announcement was made by the Prime Minister of St Lucia, Kenny D. Anthony, at a "welcome reception" on the island on Tuesday.

SHOCKING VIDEO: Usain Bolt calls Chris Gayle 'a loser' while dancing on 'Champion' song!

SHOCKING VIDEO: Usain Bolt calls Chris Gayle 'a loser' while dancing on 'Champion' song!

Jamaican legend Usain Bolt is under the scanner after he called West Indies opener Chris Gayle "a loser" while performing the Champion dance.

VIDEO: 6, 6, 6, 6! Watch Carlos Brathwaite's unbelievable knock in ICC World T20 final

VIDEO: 6, 6, 6, 6! Watch Carlos Brathwaite's unbelievable knock in ICC World T20 final

Brathwaite, who was unbeaten on 10 off six balls by the end of the 19th over, played one of the most sensational cameos in limited-overs cricket.

HILARIOUS: Mushfiqur Rahim trolled again...and this time it's not even his fault!

HILARIOUS: Mushfiqur Rahim trolled again...and this time it's not even his fault!

Rahim is back in news after he congratulated West Indies women's team for defeating Australia in the World Twenty20 final.

 

ICC World T20: WICB hits back at Darren Sammy's scatching remarks; offers negotiations too

ICC World T20: WICB hits back at Darren Sammy's scatching remarks; offers negotiations too

The West Indies Cricket Board on Monday hit back at captain Darren Sammy over his scathing attack on it after the team's World Twenty20 victory last night but offered to talk to the players on how to resolve the long-standing pay dispute.

READ: Shikhar Dhawan's 'emotional' tweet on poor performance in ICC World Twenty20

READ: Shikhar Dhawan's 'emotional' tweet on poor performance in ICC World Twenty20

Soon after Men in Blue were knocked out of ICC World Twenty20 by West Indies, Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan took to Twitter to express his disappointment.

ICC World Twenty20: West Indies board slam Darren Sammy`s `inappropriate` remarks

ICC World Twenty20: West Indies board slam Darren Sammy`s `inappropriate` remarks

Sammy also had another swipe at the board as he thanked Grenada PM Keith Mitchell for a good luck message received hours before the final.

ICC World T20: After West Indies' triumph in adversity, Sachin Tendulkar urges WICB to support players

ICC World T20: After West Indies' triumph in adversity, Sachin Tendulkar urges WICB to support players

Earlier in the day, Sammy's side beat Eoin Morgan's England by four wickets in a dramatic final.

 READ: Full text of Darren Sammy's powerful speech after West Indies' historic win

READ: Full text of Darren Sammy's powerful speech after West Indies' historic win

The all-rounder did not hold back, as he narrated the journey of his team through adversity.

Talking captain: Darren Sammy says West Indians play exciting cricket, and they are beautiful

Talking captain: Darren Sammy says West Indians play exciting cricket, and they are beautiful

Sammy said the contract row with WICB, in the lead up to the big event, has actually brought the players together.

ICC WT20, Final: England vs West Indies – Preview

ICC WT20, Final: England vs West Indies – Preview

Both teams have looked fresh with a strong mentality.

ICC World T20: Collective performance by West Indies signifies their unity and strength

ICC World T20: Collective performance by West Indies signifies their unity and strength

Majority of the team have come together and chipped in with the goods when required.