English cricketers extend support to Pakistani flood victims, pledge donations
The board claimed that the money will go to the DEC emergency appeal.
The captain of England’s cricket team, Jos Buttler, has pledged to individually donate to families hit by the recent flash flooding.
The English captain stated that their thoughts are with the ones displaced due to the destructive floods. He extended support after the teams’ arrival in Pakistan for the upcoming T20I series.
In his statement, he mentioned that they can understand the pain of those suffering. ‘We are happy to be here in this tough time for cricket,’ he added.
Buttler also mentioned that as a team, they would be making donations which will be matched by the ECB to contribute a little from their end.
The English Cricket Board has also explained that the donations would be for those hit by the recent floods. The board also revealed further that the decision to donate was made by the players and it has been backed by Team England Player Partnership (TEPP) and the Professional Cricketers’ Association (PCA).
The board claimed that the money will go to the DEC emergency appeal and anyone who would be able to do add into the cause, would do so.
‘Our thoughts are with those who have been affected by these devastating floods in the country,’ the ECB spokesperson said. He also hoped that this series would bring attention to what has happened and would also encourage people from all around the globe, including UK, to help in any way that they can.
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