PSL paved way for revival of cricket in Pakistan

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Islamabad

Former West Indies’ all-rounder Darren Sammy believes that holding the Pakistan Super League (PSL) in Pakistan was the first step in paving the way for cricket’s revival in the country.

The 37-year-old stated that bringing the Pakistan Super League (PSL) to Pakistan was the first step that paved the way for cricket’s revival in the country.

“I am not sure when West Indies will visit Pakistan next, I have not checked the calendar.

But I think we were about to a year before last year. I think now the teams are coming. I remember us taking a small step in the PSL two and getting to the finals in Lahore.

I think that was a small step in the right direction,” Sammy said in an interview with The Current as quoted by cricketpakistan.com.pk.

The former all-rounder believed that the questions regarding security are slowly diminishing from players’ minds while visiting Pakistan.

“I think the major difference coming to Pakistan now is as four years ago players use to call me asking I am going over there (Pakistan), do you think we should go?’ When West Indies was coming the captain had to call me, ‘Man should I go on this tour?’.

Now players ask where they can play golf and questions like can we go to dinner in these places.

The quote-unquote threat of security, that is slowly diminishing from people’s minds and I think that is what we want,” he said.

Sammy also revealed that Pakistani legendary pacer Shoaib Akhtar made him question of whether he wanted to play cricket again.—APP