19 Apr

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has donated PKR10,536,500 (c. £50,575) to the Prime Minister Imran Khan's Covid-19 Pandemic Relief Fund as part of its contribution in the fight against the pandemic.

The PCB announced on 25 March that the centrally contracted players will make a collective contribution to the emergency relief fund, and it will separately match the contribution of its staff.

PCB Chairman Ehsan Mani said: “I want to thank all the centrally contracted players and the PCB staff for their generous contributions in the Prime Minister’s Covid-19 Pandemic Relief Fund. Cricket has once again demonstrated that it values, respects and cares for its fans, followers and supporters, and will continue to do so.

Dr Fehmida Mirza, Federal Minister for Inter Provincial Coordination, said: “The PCB has been one of the leading organisations, which has helped and supported the government by spreading public service messages to create awareness about this pandemic.

“They have now gone an extra yard by making this generous donation, which will be used to support our frontline fighters as well as the underprivileged. On behalf of the government, I thank the PCB and hope they will continue to use their brand and reach so that we can collectively achieve our objectives.”

John Stephenson


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