Shahid Afridi
Shahid Afridi (Credits: Twitter)

The novel coronavirus pandemic has hit cricket boards due to non-commencement of matches and the Pakistan board is one of them. The board does not have a main sponsor at the moment as the struggle to find one in the pandemic situation continues for them. It is likely that the Pakistan team will remain without sponsors in their tour to England.

Pakistan are set to play three Tests and as many T20Is in a month-long tour to England. A depleted side has already arrived in England and are training in a bio-bubble environment, albeit without a sponsor.

Shahid Afridi
Shahid Afridi (Credits: Twitter)

In such a situation, Pakistan legend Shahid Afridi has spoken to board CEO Wasim Khan to allow the logo of his foundation to feature on the team’s playing kits. The Pakistan board has approved the offer and named the Shahid Afridi Foundation as their charity partners. All the Pakistan playing kits will also feature the logo of the foundation.

“We’re delighted that the @SAFoundationN logo will be featured on the Pakistan playing kits, since we are charity partners to @TheRealPCB. Thanking #WasimKhan & the PCB for their continued support & wishing our boys all the very best with the tour #HopeNotOut,” Afridi tweeted from his official account as he announced the news to become PCB’s ‘charity partners’.

The Shahid Afridi Foundation has been active and doing their bit over the years. Recently Afridi bought the bat put into auction by Mushfiqur Rahim through his foundation to aid fight against the novel coronavirus pandemic in Bangladesh while Yuvraj Singh and Harbhajan Singh had also contributed their bit for the organisation.

The England tour mark the return for Pakistan team to international cricket after the hiatus due to novel coronavirus pandemic.