West Indian cricketer and Peshawar Zalmi’s captain, Darren Sammy, called on Prime Minister Imran Khan in Islamabad earlier today.
Chairman of Peshawar Zalmi Javed Afridi, Head Coach Mohammad Akram, and Batting Coach Hashim Amla also accompanied Sammy.
— PeshawarZalmi (@PeshawarZalmi) March 4, 2020
During the meeting, PM Khan praised Peshawar Zalmi’s role in bringing cricket back to Pakistan.
PM Imran Khan lauded Darren Sammy for playing an instrumental role in resuming top-flight cricket in the country.
Khan said that Sammy has been a true friend of Pakistan as he was the first cricketer who expressed his willingness to travel and play cricket in the country.
PM Khan also thanked Sammy for the role he has been actively playing in promoting Pakistan’s soft image across the globe.
In an Instagram post after the meeting, Darren Sammy wrote:
It was an honor to meet the cricket legend and Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan.
Following the meeting, Zalmi’s Chairman took to Twitter and congratulated Sammy on meeting the premier.
Congratulations [Sammy] for being an honorary Pakistani citizen. Now you can avail special tax exemptions as promised by PM Khan. Pakistan is now a tax haven for you.
Legends in one Frame !
Btw congratulations brother @darensammy88 being an Hon Citizen of Pakistan, during meeting Prime Minsiter @ImranKhanPTI gv you especial immunity for Taxes, first ever tax heaven country for you now. 🤝 pic.twitter.com/GODM3Q2knW
— Javed Afridi (@JAfridi10) March 4, 2020
To thank Sammy for rendering unrelenting services to the country, the government of Pakistan will accord the West Indian with an honorary Pakistani citizenship and confer the country’s highest civilian honor on him on Pakistan Day.
Earlier this week, cricket legends Sir Vivian Richards and Greg Chappell and veteran Australian all-rounder Shane Watson met Prime Minister Imran Khan.
After the meeting, Watson said that his dream came true by meeting his cricketing hero, Imran Khan.
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