Thursday Feb 20, 2020
Peshawar Zalmi skipper Darren Sammy on Thursday said that his association with Pakistan did not need to be justified with a passport, reported Cricket Pakistan.
The Saint Lucian cricketer said that while he appreciated the recognition he said that other foreign players have also played an instrumental role for the return of international cricket in Pakistan.
"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 said.
"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.”
Pakistan Super League (PSL) franchise Peshawar Zalmi's owner, Javed Afridi, on Wednesday said that he is looking to attain an honorary citizenship for the side's skipper Darren Sammy, reported Cricket Pakistan.
Afridi, in a press conference, said that 36-year-old was instrumental for the return of international cricket in the country and in recognition for his services should be awarded citizenship.
"We have requested for the honorary citizenship of Pakistan for Daren Sammy. The application is currently at President's table," Afridi said.