Around 33 million people, including approximately 16 million children, have been affected by this year’s heavy monsoon rains in Pakistan, which have brought devastating rains, floods, and landslides. The Pakistan cricket team played in special jerseys ahead of the World Cup in aid of flood victims. This time Ben Stokes stood by them.
English all-rounder Ben Stokes recently made the team the champion in T20 World Cup. Then the England team went to play the Test series in Pakistan under the leadership of Stokes. Ben Stokes made a humanitarian announcement while playing a Test series in Pakistan after 17 years. The flood victims of Pakistan are getting the English Test captain on their side.
England will play a 3-match Test series against Pakistan in this historic tour. Stokes will donate every match fee of that series to help the flood victims.
The English all-rounder wrote, ‘Sad to see the terrible floods that hit Pakistan this year. Its impact is quite big for this country and its people. This game has given me a lot in life. It feels right to me to give something back beyond cricket. I will donate the match fee from the Test series to the Pakistan Flood Fund. We hope this donation will be useful in the reconstruction of the areas which have been affected the most. ‘