After the Government of Pakistan has decided to grant honorary citizenship of Pakistan to Darren Sammy, Peshawar Zalmi skipper, former New Zealand cricketer and famous commentator Danny Morrison has also expressed his wish to become Pakistan’s honorary citizen.
Morrison said that his contributions to Pakistan cricket should be also be recognized.
He further said “i have been coming to Pakistan regularly for the past few years as a cricket commentator. I have always supported Pakistan as a cricketing nation.”
“It is a good decision by Pakistan government to reward Darren Sammy with Pakistan’s highest civilian award and honorary citizenship. However, my contributions to Pakistan should also be considered.”
Earlier today, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) through its Twitter account that Peshawar Zalmi captain Darren Sammy will receive the highest civilian award, Nishan-e-Pakistan, and honourary citizenship of Pakistan on March 23 for his invaluable contribution to cricket in Pakistan.
President Dr. Arif Alvi will honor Darren Sammy with the nationality of Pakistan on March 23.
One of the international players, Sammy, accepted to play in Pakistan when the country came under pressure due to attack on Sri Lankan team.
He is currently in Pakistan to take part in PSL 5.
Javed Afridi revealed that an application for the citizenship of Sammy sent to the table of President Arif Alvi.
He also requested PCB Chairman Ehsan Mani to take up the matter with the president.
“We want honorary citizenship for Darren Sammy and an application in this regard also sent before the President,” said Javed Afridi to Ehsan Mani.
He added that, “I request the PCB chairman to put in a good word for Sammy, so it can be approved.”