England’s all-rounder and current Test captain Ben Stokes announces to donate match fees for all three matches of the historic Test series against Pakistan to the flood victims of the host country.
Ben Stokes, who is leading England Cricket Team for the upcoming Test series in Pakistan, has won the hearts of numerous fans for his kind gesture as he will donate his match fees to the flood affectees in Pakistan.
Taking to Twitter, Ben Stokes issued a statement regarding his kind gesture that received immense praise from cricketing fans.
“It is great to be in Pakistan for the first time for this historic series. To be back here after 17 years as a Test side is very exciting. There is a sense of responsibility amongst the playing and support group and to be there is special,” stated Stokes.
“The floods that devastated Pakistan earlier this year was very sad to see and has had a significant impact on the country and the people.
“The game has given me a lot in my life and I feel it’s only right to give something back that goes far beyond cricket. I will be donating my match fees from this Test series to the Pakistan flood appeal.
“Hopefully this donation can go towards the rebuilding of areas of Pakistan most affected by the flooding.”
Remember that England Cricket Team is scheduled to Play the Three Matches of the Test Series in Rawalpindi, Karachi and Lahore respectively. England Cricket Team visited Pakistan for the first time in the last 17 years to play a series with Pakistan.In an earlier visit before the T20 World Cup England Cricket team raises donations for flood victims
England Captain during a press conference in Karachi said: “As a team, we are making a donation to those affected by the floods in Pakistan which will be matched by the ECB as well to try and do a small part to help the people in need at the moment”
Jos Butler said “These are tough times that the people of Pakistan are facing with the floods. We hope that we can, us being here, uplift that a little bit and raise spirits by seeing us play cricket”