ISLAMABAD, 23February 2020 – Mudasser Chudhary:
West Indian cricketer and Peshawar Zalmi captain Darren Sammy tweeted on Sunday that he is “truly honoured” to be given Nishan-e-Pakistan — the country’s highest civil award.
He also thanked Pakistan for the “love that you have shown us”, adding that “they [the foreign players] only wanted Pakistanis to “experience cricket at home”.
Daren Sammy tweeted “I am truly honored to be given this civilian award.We took a small step in the right direction in 2017and look at us here today.All the foreign players played their part.Thank u Pakistan for the love shown to us.We only want U to experience cricket at home.#LOVEWINS”
Earlier, the Pakistan Cricket Board had announced in a tweet on Saturday that Sammy will be given Nishan-e-Pakistan and honorary citizenship on March 23 for his “invaluable contribution to Pakistani cricket”.
PCB tweeted “President of Pakistan Dr @ArifAlvi
will confer the highest civilian award and honorary citizenship to Darren Sammy on 23 March for his invaluable contribution to cricket in Pakistan”