PAK vs ENG: England Skipper Jos Buttler Pledge Donation For Pakistan's Flood-Hit Victims

Published - 15 Sep 2022, 09:46 PM | Updated - 15 Sep 2022, 09:56 PM

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Jos Buttler. (Photo: Twitter)

England white-ball skipper Jos Buttler hopes they and Pakistan can play an exciting cricket series to raise the spirits of people suffering from the devastating floods in the country. The massive floods have affected more than 33 million people and displaced over half a million people who are still living in tents and makeshift accommodations.

The Three Lions arrived earlier today for their first tour of Pakistan in 17 years to play seven T20s from next week in the build-up for the T20 World Cup next month in Australia.

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Jos Buttler hopes to uplift people’s spirits by playing entertaining cricket

Speaking to the media, Buttler said, “These are tough times that the people of Pakistan are facing with the floods. We hope that we can, us being here, uplift that a little bit and raise spirits by seeing us play cricket. As a team, we’re making a donation which will be matched by the ECB as well to try and do a small part to help the people in need at the moment.”

Jos Buttler
Jos Buttler PC- Twitter

He added, “We hope us being here as well will obviously shed light on that as well and people can see that the people need help and hopefully some exciting games of cricket will be a small tonic to raise some spirits as well.”

Jos Buttler to miss the initial few games due to an injury

Most of the English players, including Buttler, are touring Pakistan for the first time. But the recalled Alex Hales, Moeen Ali and Liam Dawson have appeared in the Pakistan Super League. Ben Stokes, Chris Jordan and Liam Livingstone have skipped the tour but are part of England’s T20 World Cup squad.

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The 32-year-old skipper is currently recovering from a calf injury and is likely to miss some games, with Ali expected to lead the side in his absence.

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