London : English county Glamorgan on Tuesday signed West Indian all-rounder Darren Sammy for their ongoing T20 Blast season.
Sammy, who took over the Sunrisers Hyderabad captaincy from Shikhar Dhawan in the final few games of IPL, will play in the first home match of Glamorgan's campaign against unbeaten Sussex on Friday.The West Indies T20 skipper though will head home for the Caribbean Premier League in July.
"Darren's skills with bat and ball have delighted crowds all around the world in Twenty20 competitions. We are delighted to welcome him," Glamorgan chief Hugh Morris said.
Glamorgan head coach Toby Radford, formerly an assistant for West Indies, added: "Darren is a top quality T20 player and a fine addition to our dressing room, because 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."
In October 2010 he became the first cricketer from St Lucia to be named West Indies captain, leading the Caribbean side to their first title for many years as they beat hosts Sri Lanka in the 2012 World Twenty20 final.
Sammy also led the Caribbean side into the semi-finals of the 2014 World Twenty20 in Bangladesh.
The all-rounder was recently replaced as Test skipper by Denesh Ramdin following which he announced his retirement from the longer format.