Peshawar Zalmi appoints Darren Sammy as head coach for two years


Rawalpindi: One-time Pakistan Super League (PSL) champions Peshawar Zalmi has decided to put extra responsibilities on Darren Sammy after appointing him as their new coach for next two years. 

In a press conference in Rawalpindi, Mohammad Akram gave Sammy the charge as the new head of the team’s coaching staff and also clarified that he will be available to play whenever the team needs him.

“Sammy is our new head coach-cum-player. He will be looking after the things as head coach from today onwards and this decision has been taken after a healthy discussion. Wahab Riaz will be our new captain,” Akram announced.

Akram acknowledged Sammy’s skills as a leader who always leads the team from the front. “I found him very passionate throughout. After a strong player, I found a spark in him to become a good head coach too. I hope he continues leading the Zalmis from the front and as far as his participation as a player is concerned so he is available for selection. Whenever we will feel his need we will definitely let him lead the team on the field,” he said.

On the other hand, Sammy thanked Akram and all the supporting staff including the owner Javed Afridi for always believing in him. The two-time T20 World Cup-winning captain for West Indies is ready to take up the new challenge.

“I have always admired Akram as a coach and I happy that he has given such a big role to me. I will keep on putting my efforts in this team,” said Sammy.