The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has reaffirmed its commitment to Pakistan and issued a public call for donations to those affected by the recent floods via The Citizen Foundation.
“Our thoughts are with everyone affected by the devastating flood in Pakistan,” the ECB wrote on its official social media account, and it also shared information about where people can donate money.
Last week, severe flooding caused by record-breaking monsoon rains struck parts of Pakistan, killing over 1,000 people, injuring thousands, displacing millions, and causing damages estimated to exceed Rs. 1,000 billion.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) had previously decided to donate the gate receipts from the first Twenty20 International (T20I) against England to the Prime Minister’s Flood Relief Fund in order to assist the affected people.
It is worth noting that the United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, has also urged the international community to extend its support to Pakistan and has warned about the effects of climate change.
Amir Khan, a Pakistan-born British boxer, also donated Rs. 5 million to flood victims in Pakistan during a live broadcast of former Prime Minister Imran Khan’s fund-raising campaign, in which Rs. 5 billion was pledged for flood relief.