Colombo, Oct 7: On the eve of ICC World Twenty20 2012 final against Sri Lanka, West Indies team received a huge boost with their former captain and legend Clive Lloyd sending an e-mail to skipper Darren Sammy and motivating the boys from Caribbean.
Lloyd, one of the greats of the game, who led West Indies to two World Cup victories in 1975 and 1979 sent an e-mail to Sammy on Saturday encouraging them.
"This morning I got an email from Mr Lloyd saying he was very proud of what the team is doing and that the Caribbean people are very happy," Sammy was quoted as saying on windiescricket.com website on Saturday.
"(He told us) just to go out and win. He also reminded me that the only time success comes before work is in the dictionary and urged us to continue in the way we have been doing.
"Many people are rooting for us this time. The words from a legend like Mr Lloyd are the biggest motivation for the guys who will go out and play in the final," Sammy added.
On Chris Gayle, Sammy said: "Gayle gives us a good start at the top. Once he's going, it's good for the team but we have the resources in the batting line-up to click if Gayle doesn't give us that start. It is about every single person doing what it takes to get the team over the line."
"This is the World T20 final and we are just one step away from lifting the trophy. The team is ready - every man is the dressing room is ready, the fans are ready, the world is ready."