- West Indies cricketer Darren Sammy could soon be given honorary citizenship of Pakistan.
- Peshawar Zalmi owner Javed Afridi has given Sammy’s application to Pakistan President.
- Sammy was one of the first international stars to support the resumption of international cricket in Pakistan.
West Indies cricketer, Darren Sammy, is all set to become a Pakistani citizen as the application for him to be awarded honorary citizenship has been forwarded to the president of the country. It was the owner of Pakistan Super League (PSL) franchise Peshwar Zalmi who initiated the whole process and is hopeful that Windies cricketer’s application will be accepted.
“We have requested for the honorary citizenship of Pakistan for Daren Sammy. The application is currently at President’s table. I request the PCB chairman to put in a good word for Sammy, so it can be approved. Sammy’s voice notes were too emotional for Pakistan when PCB was trying to hold the PSL season 2 finale in Lahore,” Javed Afridi was quoted as saying by cricketpakistan.com.pk.
Darren Sammy’s love for Pakistan:
Sammy has been a part of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) for all five seasons and has proclaimed his love for the country and its people on multiple occasions. As Pakistan started to resume cricket in the country, Sammy was one of the first international stars to give his agreement to play in the country.
“For me love is in the heart. It is an action and a feeling. For me whether I have a passport or not, I think my contribution to this country is all from within. I don’t need a passport to associate myself with this country,” Sammy was quoted as saying by cricketpakistan.com.pk.
“It is not just me but all of the guys that have come here and showed there support, be it the World XI or other teams, have played a massive role in bringing back international cricket to Pakistan.”
Sammy will lead the Peshawar Zalmi side when the team regroups to begin the 5th season of the PSL with a match against Karachi Kings on Friday.