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I've been a loyal soldier for West Indies cricket: Marlon Samuels

West Indies's Marlon Samuels next on line for a Kolpak deal

By Rashmi Nanda -

The Jamaican all-rounder Marlon Samuels said that he might sign the Kolpak deal after being sidelined from the West Indies squad for the three-match One-Day International series against England series, which will start from March 3 at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium.

According to the reports from Crictoday, Samuels stated, "I've got a Kolpak deal on my plate which I'm contemplating. It's a three-year deal with Derbyshire. Worth probably 120,000-130,000 a year. The money is not the issue at the moment, I've been playing international cricket the last 17 years so have set myself the right way. This is about principle, about being loyal. I've been a loyal soldier for West Indies cricket and continue to play. I showed some loyalty, so I expect a bit of loyalty. I'm only the one from 2000 still here, sticking round and playing for the West Indies."

Samuels asked, "Why can't I play some games in the PSL and come back and play against England? I'm not 20. You're still telling me to miss out on everything. Why can't you compromise?"

He further added, "The rule they have doesn't make any sense. You have to compromise. Eoin Morgan, the England captain, is playing in the PSL and then he goes to the Caribbean. Why can't I do the same? Why play hard ball in everything?"