ISLAMABAD: Peshawar Zalmi captain Darren Sammy, batting mentor Hashim Amla along with owner Javed Afridi called on Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday in Islamabad.
The prime minister congratulated West Indies batsman Sammy on receiving honourary Pakistani citizenship and praised him for playing his role in helping revive international cricket in the country.
Foreign players of Peshawar Zalmi, Hashim Amla and Darren Sammy, along with Javed Afridi and Muhammad Akram called on Prime Minister @ImranKhanPTI at Islamabad.#PTI #Pakistan pic.twitter.com/BDJC77KhMB
— PTI (@PTIofficial) March 4, 2020
PM Imran said he was happy that the whole Pakistan Super League was being staged in Pakistan. He also welcomed former South African cricketer Amla to Pakistan.
“It is encouraging to see the stadiums filled with enthusiastic spectators. This will send a positive message from Pakistan to the world,” said the prime minister, adding that people are happy as well.
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Earlier, Karachi Kings Head Coach Dean Jones, President Wasim Akram along with owner Salman Iqbal met the prime minister.
Jones even tweeted a picture of their interaction. “Stop laughing Imran! I know you got me first ball at MCG Imran Khan,” he tweeted along with a picture of him shaking the prime minister’s hand.
— PTI (@PTIofficial) March 3, 2020