PCB to donate Rs13m gate money of first T20I to PM relief fund

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) raised PKR 13 millions from the gate money of the first T20I between Pakistan and England and will donate the raised amount to the PM Relief Fund to aid flood affectees in the country.

Following the heavy rainfalls and monsoon, the devastating flood wreaked havoc in the country as the one-third area of Pakistan had submerged and killed 1,191 people.

The PCB, as a result, announced to dedicate series opener of England’s historic T20I series and also to donate gate money of the first match to PM Relief Fund – set up to aid the affectees.

Pakistan players also donned specially-designed jerseys to show solidarity with flood victims which featured players’ names and jersey numbers quarterly submerged.

According to the latest development, PCB shared that PKR 13 millions have been raised from gate money of the series opener, which will be donated to PM Relief Fund.

Speaking on the occasion, the chairman PCB Ramiz Raja expressed gratitude to cricket fans for contributing in the great cause and asserted that cricket once again helped unite the entire nation.

“Cricket once again helped to unite the entire nation. We are grateful to all cricket fans for contributing to this great cause,” said Ramiz.

“The PCB stands with all flood victims,” Ramiz concluded.

The CEO of PCB Faisal Hasnain, on the other hand, termed it an ‘honour’ for PCB to make a contribution to the funds.

“Spectators in Karachi did their part to help those affected by the floods caused by the monsoon rains,” Faisal said.

“It is an honor for PCB to make a small contribution to the funds through the first T20 match,” he concluded.

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