Last Update on: April 3rd, 2020 at 09:06 pm
Former Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed is reportedly set to auction the bat he used in the 2017 Champions Trophy to raise funds for his country’s fight against the coronavirus pandemic. Cricketing action has come to a complete standstill after March 16, with even the 2020 Pakistan Super League knockout stages postponed.
Notably, Pakistan emerged as the winners of the 2017 Champions Trophy after they beat arch-rivals India by a massive 180-run margin on the back of a fine century from Fakhar Zaman in the finals. Sarfaraz batted in only two matches throughout the tournament and scored 76 runs, including an important 79-ball 61* in a must-win game against Sri Lanka.
It has come to light that the funds raised by Ahmed’s gesture will be used to help athletes and the groundstaff overcome their financial issues that might have propped up owing to the outbreak of the virus.
Sarfaraz Ahmed To Auction Champions Trophy’s Final Bat
“Sarfaraz Ahmed has given the bat he used during the 2017 Champions Trophy for auction. The money raised will go towards helping athletes and ground staff who are struggling financially since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic,” tweeted Saj Sadiq, Editor of PakPassion.
Sarfaraz Ahmed has given the bat he used during the 2017 Champions Trophy for auction. The money raised will go towards helping athletes and groundstaff who are struggling financially since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic #COVID19
— Saj Sadiq (@SajSadiqCricket) April 3, 2020
PSL 2020 Can Be Postponed Until November This Year
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is planning to reschedule the remaining matches of the Pakistan Super League (PSL 2020) in November this year. However, there are also ongoing talks that the remaining games can be conducted before the next year’s edition.
PCB CEO Wasim Khan said that there were also suggestions that Multan Sultans who topped the points table should be declared winners.