New Delhi: Ace West Indian cricketer Marlon Samuels has expressed his desire to join the Pakistan Army after lifting the Pakistan Super League title with Peshawar Zalmi last week.
Samuels has also urged the International Cricket Council (ICC) to bring international cricket back to Pakistan after Lahore successfully hosted the PSL finale.
"ICC, you need to look into cricket going back to Pakistan. Because there is so much Pakistanis waiting and would love to see a lot of cricketers in front of them," Samuels said in a video uploaded by Geo TV.
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Pakistan cricket fans have been devoid of international action since 2009, when terrorists targeted the Sri Lankan team, who where on a cricket tour.
Even the PSL final was marred with high-profile pull-outs after the likes of Kevin Pietersen, Luke Wright and Tymal Mills refused to travel to the country.
"Cricket should definitely comeback to Pakistan now and I will continue to promote this until I die. 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," the West Indies all-rounder said.
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Samuels has reiterated his desire to return to Pakistan and become a part of the army as well.
"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," Samuels signed off.