Peshawar Zalmi captain, Darren Sammy, has applied for the citizenship of Pakistan, revealed team owner Javed Afridi in a meeting with PCB chairman, Ehsan Mani. He said Darren Sammy’s request is lying with Pakistan’s President Arif Alvi.
“We want honorary citizenship for Darren Sammy and an application in this regard is also lying pending before the President,” said Javed Afridi to Ehsan Mani. Adding that, “I request the PCB chairman to put in a good word for Sammy, so it can be approved.”
Darren Sammy is the cherished West Indian cricketer and a regular PSL player who has been actively showing up at all the seasons of the Pakistan Super League for the last five years.
Sammy reached Pakistan last week is enthusiastically showing up at all the promotional events. It would not be wrong to say that Darren Sammy has completely owned the Pakistan Super League.
Pakistan’s Favorite PSL Skipper, Darren Sammy is getting Pakistani nationality as his application for the citizenship is lying on the table of President.
Javed Afridi, the owner of Zalmis shared the news at the trophy revelation ceremony held at the National Stadium, Karachi. pic.twitter.com/vsYF8pBhUK
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Earlier, he expressed his delight over receiving iconic Kaptaan Chappal from Pakistan’s famous cobbler Nooruddin and wants PSL fifth edition to be the best season of all.
“I want the PSL-5 to be the best out of all of them. As players and as fans let’s show the world how great it is to play cricket here,” said Darren Sammy.
He cherished the entire fifth season of PSL to be held in Pakistan, touting it a significant step towards resuming international cricket in Pakistan.
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“Its good to be here. I am the first one here. I am so excited about the tournament being here in Pakistan. Back in 2017 when the final was in Lahore it was a step to bring cricket back here and to have the entire tournament here,” said Darren Sammy.
Adding that he realizes how badly Pakistani fans have missed their star cricketers performing at the home ground. “I have said it before that all in my life I have been playing cricket away and at home. I see how the people at home love to see their stars and you know Pakistani players have missed that,” said Peshawar Zalmi skipper.
With the opening ceremony scheduled tonight, Karachi, Lahore, Rawalpindi, and Multan are set to host tournament matches this season.