Sammy joining Glamorgan

Glamorgan have signed West Indies captain Darren Sammy for part of the Natwest T20 Blast competition.

The all-rounder will link up with the county until the start of the Twenty20 competition in the Caribbean later this summer.

Sammy, who has been given clearance by the West Indies Cricket Board to come to England, has just finished a stint with the Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League.

Glamorgan's chief executive and director of cricket Hugh Morris said, "Darren's skills with bat and ball have delighted crowds all around the world in Twenty20 competitions in recent years so we're delighted to welcome him to Glamorgan.

IPL form

"Darren arrives fresh from the Sunrisers Hyderabad franchise in the Indian Premier League, whom he captained, and Glamorgan supporters will get an opportunity to see the all-rounder display his skills as he joins us ahead of Friday's first home game against Sussex Sharks."

Coach Toby Radford added, "Darren is top quality T20 player and a fine addition to our dressing room as he brings with him experience at the highest level.

"Darren was a leader on and off the field during my days with the West Indies, so it will be great to work with him again at Glamorgan."