Pakistan To Give Honorary Citizenship To Darren Sammy

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ISLAMABAD – West Indies’ all-rounder Darren Sammy will be given Pakistan’s high­est civil award — Nishan-e- Pakistan — and honourary citizenship of Pakistan by President Arif Alvi on March 23, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said on Saturday.

In a tweet, the PCB’s media department announced that citizenship will be conferred on Sammy for his “invalu­able contribution to cricket in Pakistan”.

“President of Pakistan Arif Alvi will confer the highest civilian award and honou­rary citizenship to Darren Sammy on 23 March for his invaluable contribution to cricket in Pakistan,” read the tweet.

Sammy is currently lead­ing Peshwar Zalmi in the on­going edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL).

This comes after Zalmi owner Javed Afridi was re­cently quoted as saying by The Dawn that the franchise had put in a request to the president to grant the Zalmi skipper honorary citizen­ship of Pakistan and re­quested PCB chairman Ehsan Mani to pursue it personally so that the application is ap­proved.

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