Hampshire have announced the signing of West Indies captain Darren Sammy for their T20 campaign kicking off in June.

The 32-year-old who is currently playing in the T20 World Cup will join up with the side until he goes to play in the Caribbean Premier League in July, according to the club’s official website.

Sammy joins the Hants side that already has West Indian bowler Fidel Edwards in the side and Shahid Afridi who also joins up with the side chasing the T20 Blast trophy for a third time.

Hampshire’s director of cricket said on the club’s website:

We are very proud of our t20 record and hopefully Darren can contribute to another successful campaign. He’s an explosive player and an infectious character which was what we were looking for; it will be great having him around.

Sammy will be hoping to take T20 World Cup glory with him back from India to the South Coast in the summer. His first game will be against Kent Spitfires on the 2nd July.