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Darren Sammy and Johnson Charles, Saint Lucia’s two-time T20 champions, arrived in Saint Lucia on Tuesday April 5, 2016 after their latest ICC World T20 triumph in India. The pair of West Indies cricketers were welcomed in grand style as a homecoming event was held in their honour. Prime Minister Dr. Kenny Anthony, Minister for Sports Hon. Shawn Edward, and other ministers and officials of government were all present at the Hewanorra International Airport to welcome our champions and to celebrate this latest achievement.

Darren Sammy arrived at St. Lucia Airport

Hundreds of proud Saint Lucians assembled in the reception area and parking lot of the airport to hail their fellow countrymen. Airport staff along with ordinary Saint Lucians in the waiting crowd, flocked Sammy and Charles to pose for pictures, to sign autographs, and to get as close as possible to the local cricket stars.

Sammy and Charles in a grand Motorcade

The celebrations did not end there. Following the welcome ceremony, Sammy and Charles were accompanied by those in attendance, and they led a queue of vehicular traffic to the north of the island in a grand motorcade. Those who could not be at the airport, lined up the sides of the main road to catch a glimpse of their captain and opening batsman. \


Arriving at Micoud, the hometown of captain Sammy, vehicular traffic came to a standstill on both sides, as persons rushed into the main road to meet their hero. Humble as ever, Sammy along with Charles got off to embrace their fans.
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