England players pledge donation for flood-ravaged Pakistan
Jos Buttler | PC: Twitter
In another humanitarian gesture, England white-ball captain Jos Buttler has pledged to donate and support the Pakistan families impacted by the floods, the worst in decades for the country.
England Cricket Team, on Thursday, landed in Karachi for the historic tour of Pakistan after 17 years and the first T20I series between the two teams on Pakistan turf.
Jos Buttler Makes an Announcement
England captain Jos Buttler, on Thursday, while interacting with media announced the development, stating:
"Pakistan suffered floods and we can feel their pain. We are happy to be here for cricket in this tough time. As a team, we will make donations which will be matched by the ECB to make a little effort from our side."
Later, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) revealed that the decision to donate to the flood-hit families in Pakistan was made by the players and it has been backed by Team England Player Partnership (TEPP) and the Professional Cricketers' Association (PCA).
“The money will go to the DEC emergency appeal, and we would all encourage anyone who can support this cause to do so. The ECB has been happy to match the player’s donation.”
Pakistan is currently facing torrential monsoon rains, which, as per reports, have broken a hundred-year record and have killed more than 1500 people, and destroyed several houses, families, and vast hectares of crops and agricultural fields.