Darren Sammy appointed head coach of Peshawar Zalmi for the 2023 season of PSL

Former West Indies captain Daren Sammy has been appointed as the head coach of Peshawar Zalmi for Pakistan Super League season eight.

Darren Sammy was unavailable last season for Zalmi due to his commitment. Peshawar Zalmi chairman Javed Afridi wrote in a Twitter message that he welcomes Darren Sammy once again to the Peshawar Zalmi family.

Sammy, who has been with the franchise since the first inaugural Pakistan Super League (PSL) season in 2016, won the title in 2017 as their captain.

He led the team for two more seasons before being replaced by Wahab Riaz midway through the 2020 season.

Peshawar Zalmi chairman Javed Afridi said that as a former captain and head coach, Darren Sammy has always been the most important part of Peshawar Zalmi.

“Along with this, Daren Sammy’s role in the restoration of international cricket in Pakistan is also unforgettable, especially in the final of PSL 2, the enthusiasm with which Darren Sammy came to Pakistan and played the final will always be memorable”, he said.

Daren Sammy in his message on Tuesday said that he is happy once again to be associated with Peshawar Zalmi.

“Peshawar Zalmi is my family and I am super excited for PSL season eight”, said the former test cricketer.

Darren Sammy said that as captain for Peshawar Zalmi, Winning the trophy of PSL2 is one of the happy memories and now he is hopefull that the team will perform well in Pakistan Super League season eight as well.

The Windies World Cup-winning captain also brings with him the experience of coaching St. Lucia Kings in CPL 2022, where they reached the playoffs.

PSL 2023 will be played from February 9 to March 19 with the inaugural Women’s T20 League matches set to be played alongside at Rawalpindi.

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