Ben Stokes on Monday announced that he would be donating his match fees from the entire series to the Pakistan flood appeal.
English skipper taking to Twitter, wrote: “I’m donating my match fees from this Test series to the Pakistan Flood appeal.”
He also shared the link where others can also donate to help flood affectees of Pakistan.
The statement shared on Twitter by Ben Stokes read:
“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 there is special.”
“The floods that devastated Pakistan earlier this year was very sad to see and has had significant impact on the country and the people,” he added.
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.
You can donate here: https://t.co/g6h8Qv206b— Ben Stokes (@benstokes38) November 28, 2022
Around 33 million people, including approximately 16 million children, have been affected by this year’s heavy monsoon rains and devastating floods in Pakistan.
England team arrived in Pakistan a day earlier to play three Tests for the first time in the country since 2005.
The three-match series, which is also the part of the World Test championship, starts in Rawalpindi from December 1 with the second Test in Multan (December 9-13) and the third in Karachi (December 17-21).