Sammy applies for Pakistani citizenship
Darren Sammy, who is captaining Peshawar Zalmi in the ongoing Pakistan Super League (PSL), is looking for Pakistani nationality. Peshawar Zalmi owner informed the news on Wednesday.
According to reports, Javed Afridi disclosed the information during a meeting with the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ehsan Mani.
“We want honorary citizenship for Darren Sammy and an application in this regard is also lying pending before the President,” he said.
This is the first time any international cricketer has wanted to be a Pakistani national. It is also understood that it is not just about PSL, it is about love for the people of Pakistan.
“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 the two-time T20 World Cup-winning captain for West Indies.
However he also said on Thursday, “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 is also quite glad that for the first time the entirety of the PSL is going to be held in Pakistan.
“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.”