Pakistan Cricket Team will be wearing a special jersey in solidarity with the flood victims of Pakistan during the first T20I match against England to be played in Karachi on Tuesday.
Pakistan has been hit by devastating floods, with one-third country submerged in water. 33 million people have been affected, and more than 1500 people have lost their lives. To express solidarity with the victims, Pakistan Cricket Board has introduced a new jersey with the players of the name and their number half submerged in water.
Captain Babar Azam wore the same jersey during the ceremony of the revealing of the trophy for the seven-match Pakistan-England T20I 2022 series. The series will begin from Karachi’s National Stadium.
PCB also revealed the official jersey of the Pakistan Cricket Team for the T20 World Cup 2022 coming up next month.
Captain Babar Azam has also appealed to cricket fans in Karachi to come to the stadium in large numbers to help the flood victims. He added that humanity and helping flood victims are also important besides playing cricket.
Pakistan team will be wearing a special jersey in the first T20I to raise awareness about the devastation that the floods have caused in the country.#PAKvENG | #UKSePK pic.twitter.com/vfsXPOdu4O
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PCB will donate gate earnings from the first match of the T20I series against England to the Prime Minister’s Flood Relief Fund.
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Chairman PCB Ramiz Raja expressed his grief and sorrow over the devastating flood. He said PCB stands firmly with the affectees and all those involved in the flood relief and rescue operations.
“As a responsible and caring organization, 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,” said PCB Ramiz Raja.
PCB Chairman has asked all cricket fans to buy tickets for the first T20I match against England. He urged fans to buy the tickets in large numbers. He stated that the cricket board has already sent trucks full of food, medicines, and other commodities to flood-affected areas and will continue to assist people and rescue teams in any way they can.