Darren Sammy is all set to be awarded honorary citizenship from Pakistan for his invaluable services to Pakistan cricket. The two-time World T20-winning captain has played a major role in the revival of top-flight cricket in Pakistan and as a token of gratitude, he will be bestowed with the country’s top civilian award.
The ceremony where Sammy will be given the prestigious honour will be conducted on March 23 with Pakistan president Dr. Arif Alvi giving the Caribbean legend the award. The idea of giving Sammy honorary citizenship originally came from Peshawar Zalmi owner Javed Afridi, who requested the government to look into this matter.
“I request the PCB chairman to put in a good word for Sammy, so it can be approved,” Afridi had said. Sammy has served as the skipper of Zalmi and was one of the first cricketers to communicate his willingness to travel to Pakistan for the PSL matches. He also toured Pakistan as part of the World XI contingent in 2017.