ISLAMABAD: Taking to the Twitter on Monday (28th of November, 2022) Ben Stokes stated: “I’m donating my match fees from this Test series to the Pakistan Flood appeal… It is great to be in Pakistan for the first time for this historic series.
“To be back here after 17 years as a Test side is very exciting.
“There is a sense of responsibility amongst the playing and support group and to be here is special.
“The floods that devastated Pakistan earlier this year was very sad t see and has had significant impact on the country and the people.
“The game has given me a lot in my life and I feel it’s only right to give something back that goes far beyond cricket.
“I will be donating my match fee from this Test series to the Pakistan Flood Appeal.
“Hopefully this donation can go towards the rebuilding of areas of Pakistan most affected by the flooding.”
PM Shehbaz Sharif while lauding the gesture tweeted:
“We appreciate the kind gesture of England Captain Ben Stokes donating his fees of entire Test series for flood victims of Pakistan.
“Empathy for suffering humanity is the greatest of virtues.
“His gesture epitomizes the great British tradition of Philanthropy”.
The cricket series, that is part of the World Test Championship will commence in Rawalpindi from Thursday.
Following that the second cricket test will be played in Multan from 9th to 13th of December.
The third cricket match will be played in the Port City from 17th to 21st December.