Ben Stokes who leads the England test team against Pakistan announced that he would be donating his match fees from the entire series to the Pakistan flood appeal.
Ben Stokes Donates to Pakistan Flood
England faces a huge blow right before the series start as their pace bowler Mark Wood was ruled out of the first test owing to a hip injury sustained at the T20 World Cup. The first Test match will be played on December 1 at Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi.
England cricket team will play their remaining test series of the England tour of Pakistan 2022 where both teams are scheduled to play 7 T20Is and 3 Tests.
England won the T20I series by beating the host by 4-3 in the 7-match T20I series. The three tests will be played on December 01, 09, and 17 in Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Multan Cricket Stadium, and National Stadium respectively.
Taking to Twitter, Stokes wrote: “I’m donating my match fees from this Test series to the Pakistan Flood appeal.”
I’m donating my match fees from this Test series to the Pakistan Flood appeal ❤️🇵🇰 pic.twitter.com/BgvY0VQ2GG
— Ben Stokes (@benstokes38) November 28, 2022
Further in his statement, Stokes said: “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 fees 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,” he added.
The three-match series — part of the World Test championship will be played on December 01, 09, and 17 in Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Multan Cricket Stadium, and National Stadium respectively.
England Test Squad
Ben Stokes (capt), James Anderson, Harry Brook, Zak Crawley, Ben Duckett, Ben Foakes, Will Jacks, Keaton Jennings, Jack Leach, Liam Livingstone, Jamie Overton, Ollie Pope, Ollie Robinson, Joe Root, Rehan Ahmed.