West Indies cricketer Daren Sammy receives Sitara-i-Pakistan award

F.P. Report

PESHAWAR: West Indies star cricketer Daren Sammy has received Sitara-i-Pakistan award from a Pakistani diplomat to West Indies in Saint Lucia for his services to promote cricket in Pakistan, on Monday.

Sammy tweeted, “There it is me collecting the Sitara-i-Pakistan award. Such a proud moment.”

Peshawar Zalmi owner Javed Afridi also congratulated Daren Sammy.

Pertinent to note that for his part in bringing back international cricket to Pakistan, Sammy received the highest civilian medal of Pakistan, Nishan-i-Pakistan on 23 March 2020. He was also awarded honorary Pakistani citizenship by the President of Pakistan Arif Alvi.

Daren Sammy is a Saint Lucian cricketer who played international cricket for the West Indies.

He is a two time T20 World Cup winning captain.

On making his One-Day International (ODI) debut against Bangladesh in 2004, Sammy became the first person from the island of St Lucia to play international cricket.

Three years later he made his Test debut against England, taking 7/66 which were the best bowling figures for a West Indian in his first Test since Alf Valentine in 1950.

Sammy was appointed West Indies captain in October 2010.

He scored his maiden Test century in May 2012 during a match against England. Sammy is the only captain to have won the World T20 twice.