The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has generated Rs 13 million for the Prime Minister’s Flood Relief Fund from gate revenues of the first T20I held between Pakistan and England at the National Stadium in Karachi.
“Since we have announced earlier that all the revenue generated from the first T20I against England will go to the PM Flood Relief Funds, we are delighted to announce that Rs13 million have been generated. The money will be donated to the PM Relief Fund,” PCB Chairman Ramiz Raja said in a statement.
“A packed National Stadium watched the first T20. Cricket has once again demonstrated that it unites our passionate nation, and thanks all the spectators who turned up to the match and contributed towards this noble cause,” he added.
Meanwhile, the PCB chief also hailed all those involved in the noble cause of supporting the affectless due to the floods. “The PCB stands firmly behind all those adversely affected by the calamity and salutes all those involved in the relief operations,” he expressed.
On the other hand, PCB Chief Executive Faisal Hasnain said that the Karachi spectators have shown that they share the grief of all those affected by the severe rains and floods, which have left around 1,500 dead and over a million homeless.
“The PCB is honoured to have played a small part in generating funds from the first T20I that will be utilised in the rehabilitation of some of those affected by these terrible floods,” he said.
Significantly, touring England defeated the home side by six wickets in the first T20I in Karachi to take a 1-0 lead in the seven match series. The two sides will now square-off in the second affair on Thursday (September 22) at the same venue.