After lifting the Pakistan Super League title with Peshawar Zalmi last week, West Indies cricketer Marlon Samuels, has sent a video message – paying regards to the Pakistan Army and urging ICC to look into possible solutions that would revive cricketing activities in Pakistan.
In a three-minute video message, after members of the Peshawar Zalmi met COAS of the Pakistan Army, Samuels thanked Pakistan security forces for a fool proof security and said that, “May this win, and cricket like the finals that came to Pakistan put a lot of smile and make the people happy.”
“Cricket should definitely comeback to Pakistan now and I will continue to promote this until I die,” Samuels said.
“I want to take this opportunity to say thank you Pakistan Army for the way they dealt with the things, security was top class, we couldn’t have asked for better security.”
“For me, it more than just me coming to Pakistan and play a cricket game. It’s the significance behind the team and success of the team, and smile at the face of people.” Samuels said.
“I have spent a lot of time with Pakistanis in Jamaica they all are my friends. So, I am Pakistani in my heart. So, it didn’t take much for me to decide to come to Pakistan.”
Samuels, who represented West Indies in 71 Tests, 187 ODIs and 51 T20Is also expressed his desire to be part of Pakistan Army. “I wouldn’t mind coming back to Pakistan if I get a metallic badge at my shoulder cause in Jamaica I am a soldier and that’s why I wore my army suit to Pakistan,” he said, addressing it to Pakistan’s Army chief General Qamar Bajwa.
“I am just waiting for the metallic, so whenever you’re ready to let me to be a part of your army, I am ready. I am a soldier in Jamaica and I want to be a part of Pakistan Army.”