Darren Sammy appointed Peshawar Zalmi head coach for next two years while Wahab Riaz captain for season five
Muhammad Akram will play his role as director Cricket and bowling coach of Peshawar Zalmi.
Daren Sammy's services to Peshawar Zalmi and Pakistan Cricket will be remembered, the decision was made in the interest of the team and with the advice and consent of the Sammy, Mohammad Akram Director Cricket Peshawar Zalmi.
I still want to play for Zalmi, but the team comes above all. For Peshawar Zalmi I will deliver my passion by playing the role of the head coach, Daren Sammy.
Darren Sammy once again proved himself as the leader that he is, Javed Afridi.
Peshawar Zalmi has appointed Wahab Riaz as the team captain for the season five, replacing Daren Sammy. At a press conference with Daren Sammy at Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Peshawar Zalmi Director Cricket Mohammad Akram said that in consultation with Daren Sammy and the team management, it was decided that Wahab Riaz appointed captain of Peshawar Zalmi in HBL PSL Season Five. While Daren Sammy will be the head coach of Peshawar Zalmi for the next two years from today. Mohammad Akram made it clear that Darren Sammy is a contract player/mentor for Peshawar Zalmi, According to the rules, if Sammy and the team management decided, Sammy will be available as a player too in the current PSL season. Mohammad Akram said the person behind making West Indies a two-time world champion, Darren Sammy’s services to Peshawar Zalmi and Pakistan cricket will be remembered.
Darren Sammy said that as captain he always supported the view that no one else was above the team. What he wanted to do for Peshawar Zalmi as a player, couldn’t happen because of his form and fitness. After that, it was jointly decided that Wahab Riaz would be the captain of Peshawar Zalmi in his place. Darren Sammy said he would work to make Zalmi the best team as head coach, for which he has the full support of Chairman Peshawar Zalmi Javed Afridi, Director Cricket Mohammad Akram, and the entire team.
Javed Afridi, Chairman of Peshawar Zalmi said that Zalmi Peshawar is not just a team but a family. Mohammed Akram and Darren Sammy together with the players made Zalmi one body and a team. The current decision is a reflection of the fact that Darren Sammy, Mohammad Akram and every member of Team Zalmi think more for the team than the personal interest.
It should be noted that Mohammad Akram as Peshawar Zalmi is the Director of Cricket and Bowling Coach while Darren Sammy will be the head coach / player.