The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced on August 28, Sunday, that ticket sales from the first Twenty20 International (T20I) of a seven-match series against England in September-October will be donated to the Prime Minister’s Flood Relief Fund 2022. On September 20, the game will be played at Karachi’s National Stadium.
PCB has urged fans to purchase tickets and show up in large numbers when they go on sale next week. On behalf of the board, PCB Chairman Ramiz Raja expressed his condolences to all flood victims. He stated that the board, which is “responsible and caring,” decided to donate gate proceeds and urged fans to purchase tickets in solidarity.
“We at the PCB express our grief and sorrow for all those affected by the extreme monsoon rainfall and floods, which has ?resulted in havoc and devastation beyond imagination, killing over 1,000 and leaving around a million homeless. As cricket unites our proud nation, we stand firmly with the victims and all those involved in? the flood relief and rescue operations, “Raja said in a statement released on PCB’s official website.
“As a responsible and caring organisation, the PCB has always stood with its fans and public in tough, challenging and testing times. In this regard, we have decided to donate gate proceeds from the first T20I against England ?next month to the Prime Minister’s Flood Relief Fund,” he added.
Our thoughts and prayers remain with the people of Pakistan: Ramiz Raja
The England tour of Pakistan will be the Asian team’s first bilateral series after the Asia Cup 2022. The series will run from September 20 to October 2. Meanwhile, Raja stated that the PCB has dispatched trucks containing food, medicines, and other necessities to disaster-stricken areas.
“We have already sent trucks full of food, medicines and other commodities to the affected areas and will continue to support our ?nation and rescue operational teams in any way we can. Our thoughts and prayers remain with the people of Pakistan,” the PCB chairman stated.