Pakistan players donate half of Oval win bonus

Updated: 24 August 2010 15:13 IST

Pakistan's cricketers donated to their flood-hit countrymen half of the $55,722 bonus they received for winning their Test match against England.

Lahore:

Pakistan's cricketers on Tuesday donated to their flood-hit countrymen half of the 55,722-dollar bonus they received for winning their Test match against England at the weekend.

The bonus was awarded by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for the team's narrow, four-wicket win at the Oval on Saturday.

"The PCB chairman has announced a winning bonus... and all the players and officials have donated half of the bonus in flood-relief funds," the PCB said in a statement.

The latest donation is in addition to one of 137,590 dollars announced last week on behalf of PCB officials, staff and national team players.

Pakistan's one-day captain Shahid Afridi and country's international umpire Aleem Dar have also run separate campaigns for flood relief, raising millions of rupees.

Pakistan has been hit in recent weeks by the worst floods in country's history, affecting 20 million people in the north-west and southern parts and leaving 1,500 dead by an official count.

Topics : Cricket
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