Pakistan to honour Darren Sammy honorary citizenship

The idea of the honorary citizenship was initiated by Javed Afridi, the owner of Peshawar Zalmi, the team Sammy has represented since the start of the PSL in 2016.

He eventually captained Peshawar to the title in the second final in Lahore.

"We have requested for the honorary citizenship of Pakistan for Daren Sammy".

Former West Indies captain Darren Sammy will become an honorary citizen of Pakistan on March 23 in Islamabad for his role in bringing worldwide cricket back to the country, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced on Saturday. He has been associated with the Pakistan Super League since its inception and also was part of a World XI that toured Pakistan for the first time to show the world how secure the country was for global cricket. The application is now at President's table.

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Afridi said that the 36-year-old was instrumental in the return of global cricket in the country. "It is good that it has been recognized, but I didn't do it for myself it is for my affection with the people and for the love I get from here", Sammy said.

"First thing I said to guys after the PSL final - apart from all the security and the protocol - once I stepped on the field, it felt like playing in St Lucia". "I am truly honored to be given this civilian award".

Because of this, the Pakistan Government believes that Sammy played an important role in helping the PCB bring back global cricket to the country. We only want U to experience cricket at home. He has committed himself to T20 leagues around the world after his tiff with the West Indies board led to him becoming persona non grata as far as future selections are concerned.

  • Lawrence Cooper