DARREN SAMMY

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Darren Sammy And The Dark Underbelly of Sports

I did not play for my country, but I did play for my state--cricket, basketball and athletics. My first state tournament was at the age of 12, representing Karnataka in the first ever Under 15 Cricket Nationals. My last was representing Karnataka in basketball for the Senior Nationals at the age of 20, before I moved to Mumbai to pursue my postgraduate degree. Our lives as sportspersons were filled with sordid tales.