Broadcaster Mark Nicholas, has apologized to West Indies captain Darren Sammy and his team after describing them as “short of brains” in the build up to the World Twenty20 tournament in India.
On the eve of Sunday’s final in Kolkata, which West Indies beat England by four wickets, Sammy revealed that the broadcaster’s comments “really set it off for us”, adding: “To describe our team, who were defending champions two years ago, as guys with no brains is really out of order.”
In his column for Cricinfo on Monday, Nicholas wrote: “[I] offer an unreserved apology to Darren Sammy, a man I hold in the highest regard, to his team and to the coaches around them for the throwaway phrase I used in a recent column on these pages.
“I would have made the same apology whatever the results of the day,” the former Hampshire captain added, “but I do so now in the knowledge that the people of the Caribbean will have celebrated long into the night and well into today.”
Current and past news stories.