Lahore: West Indies batsman Darren Sammy was Thursday named the new head coach of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) team Peshawar Zalmi.
Peshawar Zalmi, cricket and bowling coach Mohammad Akram, said that Wahab will succeed Riaz Sammy as the rest of the competition in 2017 Captain of the PSL Championship.
“My preparations, my form did not exactly match what I wanted to play as well as possible for my team.” Sami said before Thursday’s game against title defender Quetta Gladiator.
“It’s time for me to lead the team in other roles.”
Sammy is a 36-year-old former player from the West Indies who scored 30, 2 and 12 in the league.
Peshawar lost three of the six games. They are in fifth place in the six team games.
Sammy led Peshawar to the 2017 championship and the 2018 and 2019 finals.
Sammy was one of the first foreign players to agree on a trip to Pakistan in the 2017 final in Lahore, and he won the hearts of Pakistanis. While trying to breathe new life into Pakistan’s international cricket, Sami receives honorary citizenship from the Pakistani president and the highest civilian prize this month.